View Full Version : Soil Erosion and Water Use

09-06-2005, 12:20 AM
South African farmers clean up with "green sugar"

Erosion from farming practices and deforestation is a huge problem across Africa, with much of the continent's scarce top soil muddying rivers and flowing out to sea.

The effects can be seen throughout rural KwaZulu-Natal, where sugar cane is often grown on steep hills which are being stripped bare of their soil because water runs rapidly off.