Soil erosion closely related to desertification ...
Bolivia Environment Current issues
Soil erosion is wide spread in upland areas of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions.
The clearing of land for agricultural purposes and the international demand for tropical timber are contributing to deforestation; soil erosion from overgrazing and poor cultivation methods (including slash-and-burn agriculture).
The transformation of arable or habitable land to desert, as by a change in climate or destructive land use.
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