Desertification, in simple terms, means development of desert-like conditions on regions which initially had fertile land, but due to human disturbances, have now turned barren and infertile activities like deforestation, overgrazing, poor conservation of soil, etc, are some serious causes of desertification. In namibia, including the erongo region, desertification has already had a devastating impact this united nations development programme (undp) initiative resorts under the ministry of environment and tourism at the occasion, a speech was also read on behalf of the un secretary. 'desertification' means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and desertification has grave natural consequences it makes land areas flood prone, prone to salination and results in deterioration of the quality of water. Causes and effects of desertification: desertification is defined as a process of land degradation in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid areas due to various factors including climatic variations and human activities. Desertification opposing development in namibia introduction the aim of the follow essay is just to name and discuss one of the factors that contribute to a country not in this essay namibia have been chosen and the factor being desertification which hampers development in namibia.
Although desertification occurs in all regions, it has high concentrations in developing countries, especially in africa united nations conference on environment and development, unced (1992) managing fragile ecosystems: combating desertification and drought, chapter 12 of agenda, 21. Desertification and drought - the european commission's science and knowledge service as the world develops economically and its population increases, pressure on land resources is increasing poor land management leads to land degradation, which reduces its capacity to carry out basic. Due to desertification and drought experienced by namibia last year, the country spent almost n$8 million on drought relief programmes environmental commissioner teofilus nghitila said namibia therefore need to plan and act to prevent desertification, land degradation and to improve its.
What causes desertification -overgrazing overgrazing was not as large of a problem long ago because animals would move in response to rainfall -farming of average land farming of average land is causing desertification worldwide farmers are clearing average land, and using it which. Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry area of land becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife. Creeping desertification, particularly in sub-saharan africa, is inducing large migration movements as locals who once farmed in what are now arid areas seek desertification solutions among practical measures that can be taken to prevent and restore degraded land are prevention of soil erosion. Desertification is a worldwide phenomenon afflicting countries all over the world the major factors responsible for desertification are deforestation, over-grazing, unsustainable cultivation methods and poor irrigation practices, apart from climate change.
Desertification is the degradation of drylands it involves the loss of biological or economic productivity and complexity in croplands, pastures, and woodlands it is due mainly to climate variability and unsustainable human activities. Desertification in namibia kunene could turn into desert windhoek - strategies should be implemented sooner rather than later as by 2020 methods to combat desertification are detailed in namibia's nap3 to implement unccd given this legal and institutional framework, the indaba.
Namibia's own track record spoke volumes it was rated sixth among best governed countries in africa by the mo ibrahim index of african governance the seventh lowest in corruption and had the freest press in africa the country also had a world-class banking system however, the challenges of social. Namibia's programme to combat desertification (napcod) was launched in 1994 the ngo consortium of the desert research foundation of namibia (drfn) and namibia's economic policy research unit (nepru) are implementing three main components of the third phase of the national. Windhoek the united nations convention to combat desertification (unccd) 2015 world day to combat desertification (wdcd) celebrations in namibia, held last week at the okashana rural development centre in the oshikoto region, focused on two main goals namely to attainment of food. Namibia: below-average rainfall could hamper grazing the low rainfall figures recorded in namibia this year could lead to reduced grazing in some parts of the country the latest food security early warning system network (fewsnet) agromet update bulletin — issued and prepared in.
Desertification is largely caused by unsustainable use of scarce resources what options exist to avoid or reverse desertification and its negative impacts desertification is the persistent degradation of dryland ecosystems by variations in climate and human activities home to a third of the human. Namibia's development is hampered by a number of constraints these include high unemployment and the resulting inequitable distribution of income there is a major risk of overuse and growing scarcity of natural resources, especially water large areas are threatened by desertification. Desertification: desertification, the process by which natural or human causes reduce the biological productivity of drylands (arid and semiarid lands) declines in productivity may be the result of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, poverty, political instability, unsustainable irrigation practices, or.
Desertification on wn network delivers the latest videos and editable pages for news & events, including entertainment, music, sports, science and more, sign up and share your playlists. The united nations convention to combat desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in africa (unccd) is a convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate. Desertification does not occur in linear, easily mappable patterns deserts advance erratically, forming patches on their borders areas far from natural deserts can degrade quickly to barren soil, rock, or sand through poor land management.