Essays Tagged: "Sahel"

We have an environmental crisis because we have a people crisis

ction with regard to the wasteful consumption of resources. Examples are the desertification of the Sahel in Africa, the one child policy in China and the mis-management of our oceans.The Sahel is a s ... ever increasing pressure on the land have initiated an expansion of desert-like conditions into the Sahel - a process called desertification.Traditionally, the people of the drier, northern Sahel foll ...

(6 pages) 226 0 4.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Description of the desertification crisis in Africa

the land needs, but out of necessity (Meadows 2002).The drought that the people of the West African Sahel has experienced for about forty years now is a major concern regarding the desertification cri ... Ba, M.B. (1998). Desertification, drought, and surface vegetation: An example from the West African Sahel. [Electronic version] Bulletin of the American meteorological society; May98, Vol. 79 Issue 5, ...

(4 pages) 10 0 2.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Transportation in Niger

y agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. The transport in my community Niger is very crucial to the economy of this v ... y rapids at many spots. Camel caravan transport was historically important in the Sahara desert and Sahel regions which cover most of the north. The transportation is basically based on roadways and a ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics


ople died in the 20th century due to severe drought and famines. One of the worst hit areas was the Sahel region of Africa, which covers parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia and the Sudan. Droughts and famines ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Dec/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences