Deforestation; a cause for concern

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Deforestation is a major driver of degradation. It leaves the land bare, making it susceptible to various forms of erosion. Statistics at hand show that the country is losing 330 000 hectares annually as a result of deforestation (Forestry Commission, 2008).

Causes of deforestation

  • Tobacco curing;
  • Energy provisions;
  • Land clearing for various land uses including agriculture.

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