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Title:Combating Desertification in the Kingdom of Lesotho
Author:Darkoh, M.B.K.
Year:1984
Periodical:Transafrican Journal of History
Volume:13
Pages:188-217
Language:English
Geographic term:Lesotho
Subjects:droughts
Drought and Desertification
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24328496
Abstract:The Kingdom of Lesotho is experiencing desertification as a result mainly of prolonged man-made action, causing reversible and irriversible damage to the landscape through accelerated soil erosion and growth of deep gullies, deterioration of pastures and rangelands, general increase in aridity due to degradation of plant cover and incidence of increasingly harmful droughts. The purpose of this paper is to assess the state of desertification and its combat, paying special attention to the national programming activities designed to control the problem in the country. The main anti-desertification programmes are discussed in two parts: projects before 1977 and those since 1977. Bibliogr., fig., tab.
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