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Land Degradation in the Nile Valley

M. A. Kishk
Ambio
Vol. 15, No. 4 (1986), pp. 226-230
Published by: Springer on behalf of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4313255
Page Count: 5
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Abstract

Degradation and destruction of the limited land resources in Egypt is a serious and far-reaching problem. The magnitude of land degradation problems in terms of the large areas affected and the millions of people who suffer the consequences constitutes an imminent danger to Egyptian agriculture, and therefore, an additional burden on the already scarce resources for much needed development. The causes, extent and effects of land degradation problems caused by misuse and mismanagement of land resources are discussed. The specific situation of desert encroachment on Egypt's Nile Valley and some conclusions and recommendations are included.

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