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Expert NameMr. Dirk Jacobus Pretorius
DivisionDepartment of Agriculture
CountrySouth Africa
Telephone27 12 319 7545
Work ExperienceAssistant Director at the Department of Agriculture in South Africa responsible for Natural Agricultural Resource Monitoring. Developed a soil loss prediction model as well as a Grazing Capacity map for South Africa. Currently heading a fixed site monitoring system for South Africa. In charge of all research related to natural resource monitoring at the department. Currently involved in the evaluation of methods for global land degradation assessment in collaboration with the International Soil Reference and Information Centre in Wageningen and the FAO. Coordinator for the national land degradation assessment as part of the Soil Protection Programme and LADA in South Africa
QualificationsMSc – Soil Science/Remote Sensing
Number of Publications4
Other Activities1. National coordinator for the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) programme. 2. National coordinator for the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) programme.
Publications1. K.J. Wessels*, D.J. Pretorius, S.D. Prince, 2008. The reality of rangeland degradation mapping with remote sensing: the South African experience. Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Darwin Australia. 2. D.J. Pretorius. 2008. Mapping Land Use Systems at a National Scale for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis in South Africa. Report to FAO (LADA programme) 3. D.J. Pretorius. 2008. Verification report on the Global land Degradation Report by the International Soil Reference and Information Centre in Wageningen. Report to FAO (LADA Programme). 4. D.J. Pretorius. 2006. South Africa: The implementation of Land Degradation Assessment and Rehabilitation Programmes – an Agricultural Perspective. In the UNU Desertification Series, No. 7. Proceedings of a Joint International Conference, Algiers, Algeria.
DisciplineAgricultural Sciences
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