2012 10 Creative Things Thursday

Not everyone notices it or is mindful about it but land is changing and degrading considerably due to the effects of natural factors as well as exploitation of humans too. These adversaries of both humans and nature coupled with global warming made surface soil to be degraded and changed in equality, particularly the condition of land degradation and soil erosion.

A Real Problem that Requires Real Solutions

As per the statistical data reported by Vietnam, it showed that the overall erosion risk areas in their country spans to over 13 million hectares.

This accounts to around 40 percent of natural areas in the said country. Average arable land per capita decreases every year from .101 to .036 ha per capita.

Industrialization or Degradation?

Fragmentation of the agricultural land as well as the inappropriate techniques in farming resulted to poverty of the mountainous regions and at the same time, crop productivity. In fact, Thua Thien Hue province’s small water shed is now in great risks of facing degradation, particularly erosion. In the psat decade, majority of forestland in watershed has been modified to other types of land-use like residential and agricultural land.

Though sounds normal for developing countries, these are actually causing serious effects on vegetation cover and the surface run-off speed which then result to growing number of soil less in said watershed.