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DEGRADATION OF LAND AND SOIL

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Definition:
The decline in the biological productivity or usefulness of land and soil resources for their current predominant intended use caused through the use of the land by humans. The decline of the capital value.

Source Publication:
United Nations, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Bank , 2005, Handbook of National Accounting: Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting 2003, Studies in Methods, Series F, No.61, Rev.1, Glossary, United Nations, New York, para. 7.293.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Monday, July 04, 2005

Last updated on Monday, July 04, 2005