Desertification | Weather & Climate | VOL. 9, ISSUE 52, January-February 2009

Arid Western India: Land Degradation and Climate Change

Land degradation is one of the most potential environmental threats for any nation, more so where the livelihood of people depends largely on agriculture and related land based activities. Although land degradation is common to all climatic zones of the world, its occurrence in the arid, semi arid and dry sub humid zones - the drylands, is of more concern because of the low production potentials of the land in these zones vis-à-vis high human and animal population pressures that...

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