Desertification countermeasures

Photo credit: WVC 2005-07

Reforestation in Abaga Banner – Xilin Gol – Inner Mongolia – P.R. China

Project of TC-Dialogue (Belgium)

How to Fight Against Desertification

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
Agusto Fabilo Biputra – Abdul Rahman Butt – Anastasia Jeanice – Stevano Otto 
Supervisor:  Dr- Alireza Nasiri
Desertification has been occurring at a very rapid rate over the five greatest deserts of the world during the time of global warming.  This paper explains the main causes of desertification which stem in the removal of vegetation.  
We have discussed the countermeasures already implemented throughout the world in order to properly analyze the advantages and disadvantages of these measures.
We can use this analysis to come up with a better idea or solution on how to prevent and counter desertification.  We have mostly used data and references from the five great deserts since the expansion of these deserts has been the most significant.  
We have used the datacollection method because it is the easiest and the most reliable method to observe the progress of desertification over the years.
To tackle desertification, countries affected by it will implement the convention by formulating regional programs. Due to the ever changing concerns about desertification, they will need to regularly review the program.  Furthermore, we have acknowledged that desertification can only be countered through changes in local and international behavior.  This change in behavior can be brought about by continuous education to the local people.
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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

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