Desertification. Eleanor McKnight, Nicole Petry , M arquis D ixon, Steven Cao . What is it?. A land slowly becoming a desert, usually due to human causes. Causes of Desertification. Overgrazing -People fence their animals, causing less space and more animals in one area.
Eleanor McKnight, Nicole Petry, Marquis Dixon, Steven Cao
A land slowly becoming a desert, usually due to human causes
-People fence their animals, causing less space and more animals in one area.
-People have a steady supply of food so they do not need to move as much to get resulting in overgrazing.
Extended periods of time with less than normal rainfall. It damages vegetation.
War causes refugees to move into marginal land. Because of this the new fresh land is destroyed.
People cut down trees to use them as fuel. Then, there is nothing left to protect the soil.
A solution is to let average land replenish before farming
-Farmers clear average land and use it, taking way the richness of soil. By letting average land replenish before farming with can prevent this.
Farming of Average Land
this will cause economic problems and starvation
makes it difficult to grow
Map of Sahel
the sand into another area
accumulation of a desert
Soil erosion must be prevented, which can be done by placing boulders and/or planting plants.
Overgrazing of plants are damaging to the ecosystem and must be addressed.
Water is absolutely necessary in order to green a desert and combat desertification. Careful irrigation is essential.
It is almost always best that the local people combat desertification in their own areas as to be more efficient and less costly.
People need to be given some kind of benefit for combating desertification.