Combating Poverty with Plants

  • Dov Pasternak

Abstract

Desertification, meaning the process of loss of soil fertility in the semiarid and in the dry sub-humid regions of the world, is not a new development. Rather it is a phenomenon which has been with us for hundreds and thousands of years. In the past, as is the case today, it was caused by both climatic changes and human interference.

Keywords

Permeability Porosity Depression Petroleum Rubber 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dov Pasternak
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institutes for Applied ResearchBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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