To achieve an integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources, cooperation among experts from the
disciplines involved and integration of the respective results are required in order to identify and evaluate all biophysical, socio-economic and
legal attributes of the land. The glossary aims to contribute to the development of a common technical language. The terms, methods and
concepts used by the different sectors involved should be understood by all partners in an identical way, independent from their backgrounds and
professional experiences. The terms and definitions included in this glossary encompass conservation and management of soil, (fresh-)water and
vegetation, climate, farming systems, crop production, livestock and fish production; land tenure and sustainable development. [author]
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