Bobushev T.S., Sultanaliev K.E. ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION OF LDN APPROACH TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF LAND RESOURCES IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC // Arid ecosystems. 2020. V. 26. № 2 (83). P. 43-47. | PDF
The work on study and adaptation of the concept and methodological framework of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) in the Kyrgyz Republic was started in 2016 within the scope of the relevant project. Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification provided to the country the comprehensive dataset containing information and materials derived from the interpretation of the global satellite imagery and reflecting key land degradation indicators for the Kyrgyz Republic. This dataset was analyzed by comparison with available national data collected during field studies, series of meetings and consultations with respective governmental and non-governmental institutions.
Research work by the team of the national experts resulted in sound comparison of the international (UNCCD data) and national data on land use. Particularly, there was conducted a comparative analysis on categories of land resources. However, a further work needs to be done to verify international and national LDN indicators on land use using alternative satellite imagery and specific field research activities.
Keywords: land degradation neutrality, land use, land degradation indicators.