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Desertification Severity in Sudan Sahel, The Medalus Model and a Peep into the Future: A Case Study of Zamfara State, Nigeria (Published)

The Sudano-Sahelian Region is fast losing its status as being on the fringe of the Sahara Desert to becoming a part of the desert given the rate of the Saharan expansion in the region.  The traditional method of combating desertification only after it has set in has not proven to be effective.  A measure that entails the determination of desertification severity of and direction in a place seems to present a more suitable solution to the malaise.  This study tends to combine the use of a regression equation and environmentally sensitive area index (ESAI) of the area to project desertification severity of the region in ten years.

Keywords: Desertification, Regression Equation, medalus template, sudano-saheian region