Iran is among the first top five countries in stabilizing sand dunes due to its effective application of mulching technique and desertification control.

 IRNA – Director General of the Desert Affairs Bureau of the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) Farhad Sardari told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that the success has prompted related experience sharing with such countries as Jordan and certain African states.

He cited mulching, seed plantation and forestation as measures taken by his department for controlling wind erosion. 

Over the past 50 years, oil mulching has been a common technique for sand dune stabilization, he opined. 

Sugarcane residues are usually used to produce environment friendly mulches.