Desertification the Sahel

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  • Created on: 15-04-15 18:25
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  • Desertification in the Sahel
    • Causes (over 98% of Mali is under threat
      • Drought
        • Drying up of ground
          • Becomes infertile
      • Increasing population
        • Need for food
          • More areas used for farming
            • Fire used to manage crops
    • Effects
      • Lack of fertile land (only 4%)
        • Lack of crops
          • Famine
      • Decrease in biodiversity
      • Dust storms
      • Conflict over diminishing resources
    • Solutions
      • Great Green Wall
        • 15km wide and 8,000km long
        • Planting of a forest belt
          • Preventing  desertification into Southern Africa

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