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How does land turn into desert

The process known as desertification is complicated and results from such activities as overgrazing, inefficient irrigation systems, and deforestation. It is most widespread in the Sahel region of Africa, a strip of land along the southern margin of the Sahara desert. The Sahara grows larger because of desertification. Desertification can be reversed by changing agricultural practices and by replanting forests.


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