Restoration of degraded steppe lands : opportunities for Lugansk Oblast, Eastern Ukraine

T. van der Sluis, J.M.J. Gosselink, P.A. Slim, J. Verhagen, H. van Keulen

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There are millions of hectares of land in the Ukraine which either have been abandoned, or are farmed with a low land productivity due to severe land degradation. The Netherlands Embassy has requested a study to assess the opportunities and benefits of restoration of degraded steppe areas. The goal of this project is the restoration of degraded land and to develop more sustainable land use with a higher biodiversity. Innovative farming systems are proposed which are both economically and environmentally sustainable agricultural production systems. This wil improve the livelihood of farmers and lead to higher biodiversity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
Number of pages59
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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ISSN (Print)1566-7197


  • land use
  • land use planning
  • sustainability
  • biodiversity
  • farming systems
  • conservation
  • animal production
  • land productivity
  • steppes
  • steppe soils
  • ukraine
  • agro-biodiversity
  • sustainable land use
  • agroecology
  • ecological network
  • grazing management
  • ecological restoration


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