The Guardian has a great slideshow illustrating the desertification of Mongolia.
"Inner Mongolia, China's third largest province, is battling severe desertification. Over-grazing, logging, expanding farms and population pressure, as well as droughts, have turned once fertile grasslands into sandy plains. As part of China's efforts to stop the land degradation, NGOs have been helping with reforestation"
Desertification is a major issue in China, where usable land is lost on an annual basis. If you're feeling unclear about the impacts of desertification and the hardship it causes, this slideshow will shed some light. Follow Jaymi on Twitter for more stories like this