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African drought : causes, effects and long term solutions

African drought : causes, effects and long term solutions

the proceedings of a seminar organized by the African Students Association, Ithaca, New York

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Published by Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Droughts -- Africa,
  • Famines -- Africa,
  • Food supply -- Africa

  • Edition Notes

    Statementeditors, James A. Akinwumi, Tola Atinmo and Wasswa E. B. Semafuko.
    SeriesSahel, documents and dissertations -- AS 003.
    ContributionsAkinwumi, James Adewuyi, 1942-, Atinmo, Tola., Semafuko, Wasswa E. B., African Students Association, Ithaca, N.Y.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination45, [7] p., [10] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages45
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17501936M
    OCLC/WorldCa6865672

    Drought can affect water sources, land, fish and wildlife and plant communities. Drought can result in lower water levels in reservoirs, lakes and ponds, as well as reduced streamflow in rivers. This decrease in available water can also lead to a reduction of some wetlands, groundwater depletion and even impact water quality (e.g. salt. Underdevelopment of Africa Underdevelopment in Africa is a problem that has been plaguing the countries all over the continent for a very long time. It has so many negative effects on Africans. It has brought about so many consequences, but of all, the economy is the most affected sector because the economic sector controls all other aspect of.

    Water pollution is a global problem, especially in developing regions of Africa. In this lesson, learn about the lead contributors to water pollution in Africa and what is being done about the. Many African countries rely on sporadic land transfers from customary to statutory domains to attract investment and improve agricultural performance. Data f smallholders and estates in Malawi allow exploring the long-term effects of such a strategy.

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The strongest El Niño phenomenon on record led to an extreme drought inwith million in need of food aid. A new drought means could be just as dire, throwing an additional million people into crisis.

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According to papers studying long term effects of China’ famine. Desertification is the degradation of lands in dry areas.

The direct cause of desertification is poor land use. A long-term change in climate could make an area more desert-like without human intervention, but so far there is no evidence to support that this is happening. (Granger ). When drought undermines or destroys food sources, people go hungry.

When the drought is severe and continues over a long period, famine may occur. Many of us remember the famine in Ethiopia, which was the result of a deadly combination of a severe drought and a dangerously ineffective government. Hundreds of thousands died as a : Larry West. Cascading effects in African economies Nowhere is the need to prioritize long-term, meaningful and sustainable energy policies truer than in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Between them lies Lake Kariba, the world’s largest manmade reservoir and the site of a hydropower plant that delivers half of Zambia’s energy and much of Zimbabwe’s.

Read more on the tragic, long-term effects of malnutrition. BACK TO QUESTIONS. In drought-affected areas of Southern African countries, But World Vision also focuses on long-term solutions that build resilience, which allows families and communities to bounce back when crops fail or streams dry up.

Livelihood skills training is one. Akinwumi, James A., Atinmo, Tola, and Semafuko, Wasswa E. African Drought: Causes, Effects and Long Term Solutions; the Proceedings of a Seminar Organized by the African Students Association.

New York: Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, Author: Davis A. Bullwinkle. The end of a drought is hard to identify for the same reason. A drought may last for weeks, months, or even years.

Sometimes, drought conditions can exist for a decade or more in a region. The longer a drought lasts, the greater the harmful effects it. The African Sahel experienced a prolonged dry episode in the latter decades of the twentieth century, characterised by years in which annual rainfall totals were consistently below the long term.

The immediate causes are drought, flooding and low levels of crop planting. In addition, chronic poverty and inadequate policies in developing countries are also contributing factors.

These conditions have combined to result in severe shortfalls in food production and in turn high prices for maize, the staple food of most developing countries. Drought is a persistent, creeping challenge for many countries in southern Africa defying neat definitions.

Droughts usually occur somewhere in South Africa during any year. Drought and Desertification, with Specific Reference to The Sahel Zone, Africa Drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water, this can some times lead to desertification, which is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, this can also be caused by deforestation or inappropriate agriculture as well.

Large-scale deforestation is thus believed to be a major contributor to the extreme drought in Brazil. Scientists have long known that vegetation has a profound effect on weather. Drought ranks second in terms of national weather-related economic impacts, with annual losses nearing $9 billion per year in the U.S.

[] Beyond direct economic impacts, drought can threaten drinking water supplies and ecosystems, and can even contribute to increased food the last decade, drought conditions have hit the Southeastern US, the Midwest, and the Western US In Agricultural drought relates to an imbalance in the water content of the soil during the growing season.

• Socio-economic drought: The impact of drought on human activities, including both indirect and direct impacts. It relates to institutional economic decision making. Socio-economic drought occurs when demand for freshwater exceeds Size: 1MB. DESERTIFICATION AND DEFORESTATION IN AFRICA R.

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Introduction 2. Global Context 3. Land Degradation in Africa Today File Size: KB. The last deals with drought in terms of supply and demand, tracking the effects of water shortfall as it ripples through socioeconomic systems.

Meteorological drought is defined usually on the basis of the degree of dryness (in comparison to some “normal” or average amount) and the duration of the dry period. Definitions of meteorological.

Drought conditions can make grazing lands and hay fields hazardous for livestock, since lack of water causes increased concentrations of nitrates and prussic acid. Even if the animals are not directly affected, these chemicals contaminate their meat and milk.

If livestock cannot graze, they eventually become infertile, and their milk will dry up. 1 Deforestation: Causes, Effects and Control Strategies Sumit Chakravarty 1, S.

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IntroductFile Size: KB. Global Warming Essay: Causes, Effects & Solutions Introduction. Global warming is a phenomenon due to which the temperature of the earth’s surface; land, water, and atmosphere, is rising year-by-year due to many natural and human-made causes. Causes of Global Warming.

A drought or drouth is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric (below-average precipitation), surface water or ground water.A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region and harm to the local economy.A long-term drought that affected rural producers and cost about $5 billion to Australia.

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