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Unit 1.2- how do people change and manage the land?

  • what is land degradation?

  • land degradation can be categorised into three factors:

  1. economic- people’s needs and unlimited wants cause them to practice agriculture which is the growing of crops and rearing of animals (arable and pastoral farming)

  2. agriculture involves tilling/ cultivation of land to grow crops/ cereals/ vegetables/ fruits.

  3. mining without land rehabilitation degrades the land to open dangerous pits harmful to fauna.

political factors of land degradation

  • development of cities and towns for settlement can lead to degradation of land. (urban sprawl)

  • the development of industries and factories can result in mismanagement of waste disposal.

  • development of nuclear stations

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