Geography Sahel Desertification Case Study

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  • Sahel Desertification
    • Location
      • Savanna grassland on southern edge of the Sahara Desert
      • Africa
    • Facts
      • Dry season
        • 9 months
      • Wet season
        • 1000mm rain
          • July - September
            • Unreliable
              • Not filling underground water supplies
      • Bare dry soil
        • Washed away by heavy rain
      • Nutrients  washed out of soil
      • Commercial farming
        • Soil is quickly worn out
      • Farmers in Sahel are very poor
        • They depend on firewood
      • Low water supply for population and animals
    • Cause
      • Overgrazing
        • More goats and cattle are kept
      • Over cultivation
        • To feed growing population
      • Deforestation
        • More firewood needed and more buildings
      • Drought
        • Climate is more extreme
    • Sustainable Management
      • Afforestation
        • Newly planted trees
      • Stone lines
        • Reduce soil erosion and encourages infiltration
      • Decreasing livestock
      • Harvest branches not trees
      • Crop rotation
      • Collect rainwater from roofs of buildings
      • Education for farmers

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