Development of a Technology for Sand Dune Stabilization in Northern Nigeria

  • Olaolu Babalola

Abstract

When a fragile ecosystem is exploited beyond its carrying capacity, the system breaks down. This is the problem of the arid and semiarid region of Nigeria, which constitutes about one-third of the (924,000 km2) entire land area. Indeed, nature has imposed physical and biological constraints on the area such as drought, low and variable rainfall, sparse vegetation, thin, droughty and infertile soils mainly of aeolian origin which are highly erodi-ble and compactible, high atmospheric evaporativity induced by high wind velocity and low relative humidity.

Keywords

Clay Porosity Compaction Manure Silt 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olaolu Babalola
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyUniversity of lbadanIbadanNigeria

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