The enormity of the twin menaces of deforestation and desertification and also worsening global warming (Google / The Nation)

DESERTIFICATION

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http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/letters/11-Jun-2013/killing-it-slowly

Killing it slowly

Regrettably, the forests and green pastures in Sindh have almost vanished, but the relevant federal and provincial organisations are literally sleeping. They seem to have no idea of enormity of these twin menaces of deforestation and desertification and also worsening global warming, which continues to ravage the rural areas. The environmentalists opine that the severity of this trend is being enforced by a number of factors spanning from overgrazing to woodland abuse and increasingly unreliable rainfall, thereby putting the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of people in the province at serious risk.

Desertification in certain areas, according to experts has been attributed largely to excessive exploitation of the forests resulting in the exposure of dry sandy soil, of the semi-arid areas to strong winds during the dry season. It is also on record that the past successive governments and…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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