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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 94-108
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.505.011


Assessment of Desertification at Umm Bayada Basin (Al Maleha Locality North Darfur State - Sudan)
El-Abbas. Doka M. Ali1 and Mahgoub Suliman Mohamedain2*
1Associate Professor of Soil Science, College of Agric Studies, Sudan University of
Science and Technology, Shambat, Sudan
2Head Forestry Department, College of Forestry and Range Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In western Sudan including North Darfur; soil productivity is very low, where desertification results from over population in an ecologically vulnerable zone at the margins of the Sahara. In 1970-1973 drought hit this area and aggravated the situation, and its impact is still felt, not only in this area but also in Sudan as a whole (Ibrahim, 1978). The area is characterised by sand dune belts extending south north to join at 16° N the zone of active dune formation and it extend southwards to reach latitude 10° N. Desertification in the same area has progressed around jebel Marra.  The study indicated that the northern rocky lands, hills and mountains, dune lands and sandy pediplains are not suitable for arable farming and have poor carrying capacity for grazing. The pediplains, the basins and the erosional plains are not suitable for rainfed farming but conditionally suitable for irrigated farming with poor carrying capacity for grazing. UmmBayada basin lands are marginally to moderately suitable for rainfed farming and are moderately to highly suitable for irrigated farming. The carrying capacity for grazing is fair along the basin. Land degradation due to desertification is the main limitation for development and management of land resources. Although the area has substantial opportunities for agricultural development (mainly rangeland, forestry) nevertheless somealternative land uses should be considered benefitting from the proximity of the area to the state capital and main rural towns.


Keywords: Desertification, Umm Bayada basin,Land resources,Remote Sensing.
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El-Abbas. Doka M. Ali and Mahgoub Suliman Mohamedain. 2016. Assessment of Desertification at Umm Bayada Basin(Al Maleha Locality North Darfur State - Sudan).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 94-108. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.505.011