What is Desertification?
Desertification is the process by which forests are converted into deserts, through bad agricultural practices like overgrazing, deforestation, etc. It can also be defined as the change of an area covered by vegetation (plants) into one with scanty or no vegetation.
There is also a reduction in soil productivity.
In Nigeria, a large percentage of northwest and northeast states are deserts. This includes states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Borno, and Adamawa State.
Desertification is caused by climate change and human activities.