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Desertification in Africa - Critique and an Alternative Approach

Olsson, Lennart LU (1993) In GeoJournal 31(1). p.23-32
Abstract
This article critically reviews the international debate on desertification, its status, rate as well as causes and consequences. The article rejects the commonly used concept of a degrading environment, but tries to explain the environmental problems as symptoms of a wider economic and political crisis. An alternative approach applying systems analysis of the entire socio-eco-system to the study of desertification and land degradation is discussed, with examples from the Western Sudan
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