Land decline in Land-Rich Africa: A creeping disaster in the making

The objective of this study was to identify areas of land degradation in sub‐Saharan Africa as observed from space by tracking the greenness of the vegetation signal expressed as Normalize Differenced Vegetation Index (NDVI). A series of additional databases was used, and, conclusions were drawn about the type of (agro) ecosystems under threat.

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ISPC MEETINGS

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

Following SF 2016, the ISPC conducted an evaluation of the Forum to assist in planning and modeling future events more successfully. An online participant survey was carried out and citation analyses were done for the papers published in the special issues after the previous three SFs.