Various measures to prevent desertification (Google / Free Paper)

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From the source to Combat Desertification

newspaper commentator Meisong Wu
Combating desertification, Sichuan how to do?

Expansion of desertified land in the Northwest Plateau of Sichuan face serious challenges, all levels of government and the local masses have been positive action to take various measures to prevent desertification, has been made effective in some areas due to extremely cold areas sand sand difficult, the local people at this stage the rate of desertification control lags far behind the rate of desertification. desertification is a comprehensive systems engineering, can not do without national policies, programs and funding support, can not do without the broad participation of all sectors of society, not not returning farmland to forest, pasture and other measures of comprehensive management. scientific investigation, Northwest Plateau of Sichuan region moderate heat conditions, the current desertification of land, 74% of exposed sand and sand patches, sandy soil with some moisture conducive to survival of herbaceous shrubs, the key is to pay close attention to the exposed sand and sand patches have not yet connected into a period of time, further increase investment, based on ‘rule early, small government’, from the source control, from overall progress, out of a comprehensive, ecological balance of scientific sand road.



CHINA/ Badaling area : German students helping at tree plantation site with application of TerraCottem soil conditioner (Photo ZHANG Wanjia)


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.