But now, things are being taken to stop desertification in its place!
From 2002 to now, a new technology was developed by researchers at Chongqing Jiaotong University. They developed a paste made of a substance found in plant cell walls.When it’s added to sand, it’s able to retain water, nutrients and air.
“The costs of artificial materials and machines for transforming sand into soil is lower compared with controlled environmental agriculture and reclamation,” Yang Qingguo, professor at Chongqing Jiaotong University said. “It will turn an entire desert to an oasis!