ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Eucalyptus in Rainfed Farm Forestry-Prescription for Desertification

Eucalyptus in Rainfed Farm Forestry Prescription for Desertification J Bandyopadhyay Vandana Shiva IN the countries of the South desertification is becoming an increasingly severe threat to human survival. The recently published UNEP report on desertification gives the estimate that about 3.5 million hectares of productive and fertile rainfed land is being lost to this ever-expanding threat. The contemporary food crisis in Africa is the most vivid experience of what desertification entails in human and economic terms. It is also a reminder of the fact that the economic problems of the poorest of mankind are rooted in the ecological destruction caused by the excessive resource demands of the elites of the world who manipulate the pattern of natural resource utilisation in the advancement of their economic privileges.

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