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A standardized land capability classification system for land evaluation using mobile phone technology

One of the major causes of poverty globally is land degradation and poor natural resource conservation, leading to reduced agricultural productivity.

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Mobile phone use is associated with higher smallholder agricultural productivity in Tanzania, East Africa

Mobile phone use is increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa, spurring a growing focus on mobile phones as tools to increase agricultural yields and incomes on smallholder farms.

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Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Tools and References from the International Resource Panel Report

The 2016 report “Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Evaluation Systems, Strategies, and Tools,” written by the International Resource Panel (IRP), examines how to better evaluate and use the potential of land on the way to achieving land degradation neutrality.

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What is Land Potential?

It is important to understand not only the potential production capacity of land but also its potential resilience. Land potential is the capacity of land to resist and recover from degradation.

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Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Evaluation Systems, Strategies and Tools. A Report of the Working Group on Land and Soils of the International Resource Panel.

This report provides an introduction to land potential evaluation systems, strategies and tools necessary to implement a no-regrets” strategy for sustainably increasing agricultural production on existing land, targeting restoration efforts to where they are likely to be most successful, and guiding biodiversity conservation initiatives.

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