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Title:The Land Rotation Cultivation System and its Effect on Woody Vegetation Suppression in the Jabal Marra Area of the Sudan
Author:Babiker, Ahmed A.A.
Periodical:Sudan Notes and Records
Geographic term:Sudan
land use
agricultural land
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Abstract:This study attempts to illustrate the influence of the land rotation cultivation system on the woody vegetation distribution in the Jabal Marra area. The main purpose is to associate the negative changes in the woody vegetation communities with the expansion of desert-like conditions. In other words, this study tries to shed light on the desertification process as a northward expansion of man's destructive activities. Thus, the following hypothesis is formulated: the land rotation cultivation system on Jabal Marra keeps the woody vegetation in a continuous state of suppression, thereby leading to the expansion of deserlike conditions. To test this hypothesis, four land classes were identified: cultivated areas, fallow lands, settlements and their vicinities, and uncultivated areas. Ref.