Asia: Desertification and food scarcity

Asian food security is threatened by deforestation and
desertification. More than a third of the arable land in Asia is at
risk. Nearly 75% of Southeast Asia’s original forest cover has been
destroyed at an annual loss rate that is the size of Switzerland. The
loss of forests and agricultural land is due to both the exploitation
for profit and the ignorance of good practices. Isolated, rogue
regimes such as Burma exploit timber, oil, and mineral resources to
support their governments.

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Poor farmers across Asia use improper irrigation a fertilization
practices, resulting in increased salinity and toxic soils.

Regardless of motive and method, the loss of workable land hurts not only the
harvester, but also has broad consequences for his neighbors in terms
of erosion, downstream flooding, and pollution.

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