AGGRAVATION OF DESERTIFICATION IN AGRICULTURAL LANDS AT AL-ANBAR GOVERNORATE . GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYTICAL COMPARATIVE STUDY
IRAQI JOURNAL OF DESERT STUDIES,
2012, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 51-61
AL-Anbar Governorate considered as agricultural area in spite of desert area expansion , the governorate was dominated by the desert , these deserted areas has areas of agricultural land , and agood supply of groundwater , these areas are promising for the future .
The farming activities and food production is concentrated in Euphrates river valley in the flood plain in the north and the sedimentation plain in the south . these two plains are the main activity symptoms of man and natural habitat which are the irrigated farming areas . The main problems that threat to these productive lands is desertification because of weak agricultural strategy and ignoring the needs of these lands , this lead to salinity and deteriorated productivity
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