An interdisciplinary approach to reduce water and soil losses by erosion on the Loess Plateau, Shaanxi Province, China, by combined use of participatory and modelling techniques.

erosion in China


Measurements of soil, water and nutrient losses at the watershed level and collection of the necessary soil, meteorological, topographical and land use variables, which formed the basic input of an erosion model. Participatory analysis of household economy.

Model application in the Danangou catchment, Shaanxi Province, China, and development of a methodology to combine participatory approaches with the use of an erosion model.

Derivation of acceptable solutions to reduce soil, water and nutrient losses in the area under consideration.

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