A Methodology for Assessment and Mapping of Desertification - Report of the Kenya Pilot Study (FP/620 1-87-04)

United Nations Environment Programme ; Kenya, Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (1990)

This report presents the results of the joint Government of Kenya (GOK) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) project on the Evaluation of the FAO/UNEP Provisional Methodology for Assessment and Mapping of Desertification. The objectives of the project were i) to evaluate the FAO/UNEP (1984) methodology for use in the assessment and mapping of desertification and recommend simplified methodology that could be used elsewhere with appropriate modification; ii) To strengthen the capability of Government of Kenya agencies to undertake desertification assessment, the planning of control measure and good land management; and iii) To contribute towards the preparation of a World Thematic Atlas of Desertification.

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