Drought and erosion are occurring more frequently in Africa. But what is causing this drought? And more important: what can we do about this?
what is deforestation?
Deforestation is the process of cutting down forests after which the land is used for non-forest purposes.
Forests cover 31% (4.06 billion hectares) of the earth’s land. However, due to deforestation, this number is rapidly decreasing. It is estimated that yearly 10 million hectares of forests are lost, from which 3.9 million hectares in Africa.
Not only in forests trees are felled at an accelerating rate, also on savannah and farmlands the loss of trees is significant.