Prevention of desertification

DESERTIFICATION

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Desertification is a natural process that is associated with global climate change. With time, as the climate changes, even forests may become deserts.

WHAT IS DESERTIFICATION AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT IT?

by soilsmatter2011

When productive land quickly loses topsoil and plant life, scientists call this desertification. It can happen in arid (dry) and semi-arid regions of the world. One-third of Earth’s land area in more than 100 countries (including the United States) is at risk of desertification.

Desertification is a natural process that is associated with global climate change. With time, as the climate changes, even forests may become deserts.

Desertification can also be brought on by improper management practices. Animals such as cattle, sheep or goats sometimes take over grasslands. This might result in overgrazing: animals harvest too much grass. Degraded rangeland conditions are the result. Without sufficient plant growth to…

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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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