Definition of Desertification:
The process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.
Conversion of a grassland or an already arid land into a desert through indiscriminate human actions magnified by droughts. Such actions include overgrazing, repeated burning, intensive farming, and stripping of vegetation for firewood. See also deforestation.
How to use Desertification in a sentence?
- Nearly one fifth of the worlds land is threatened with desertification.
- When they arrived, the stunned environmentalists barely recognized the grasslands from their visit a year ago because the desertification had been so widespread and all-encompassing.
- One of the worst things that can happen to anyone with crops is to have a drought which leads to desertification .
- Sometimes a farmer may lose some of his crops because of a long drought that caused desertification losing him lots of money.
Meaning of Desertification & Desertification Definition