Nature and causes of land degradation and desertification in Libya: Need for sustainable land management

  title={Nature and causes of land degradation and desertification in Libya: Need for sustainable land management},
  author={Ali Mansour Ali Saad and Noresah Mohd Shariff and Sanjay Gairola},
  journal={African Journal of Biotechnology},
In this article, the characteristics of desertification, causative factors and efforts to combat desertification in Libya are presented. Also, the need to mainstream sustainable land management into land use planning is highlighted which could provide a firm basis for future policy decisions to combat desertification. Libya is characterized by a desert type environment and more than 95% of the country is desert or semi-desert. The processes of desertification have been aggravated by human… 

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