AGGRAVATION OF DESERTIFICATION IN AGRICULTURAL LANDS AT AL-ANBAR GOVERNORATE . GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYTICAL COMPARATIVE STUDY

Abstract

Abstract: 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