Desertification Cycle

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Reversing the Cycle of Desertification

by Al Baydha


After waiting for three years for rain, Al Baydha Project finally got a second test of its water system, and the results were fantastic. As we increase the tree cover, we will decrease evaporation, increase wind break, shade cover, soil biota, and the soil’s capacity to absorb water. Thus we can reverse the cycle of desertification and replace it with a cycle of regeneration, until the land can support fruit trees, grazing animals, honeybees, and other desert produce.

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

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

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