(a) Country X is 95% desert. The government of Country X is concerned about not having enough arable land (land

(a) Country X is 95% desert. The government of Country X is concerned about not having enough arable land (land capable of being used to grow crops) in the country to produce the food

needed to feed its population without increasing food imports. One government official proposes a project to irrigate large areas of the desert to convert these areas of desert to agricultural
fields.
(II) Describe one potential negative consequence of this proposed project.


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