Drought

Countries on droughts, 2009

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Countries on droughts, 2009

These were the current situation in 2009. Most part of Asia, North and South America and Africa are suffering from agricultural droughts. ... Read more about Countries on droughts, 2009

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Droughts

A consequence of the lack of water is droughts, wich makes the situation worse and worse because on drougts the agricultural production is not possible. That's why in some countries droughts can lead to food scarcity. ... Read more about Droughts

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Number of drought disasters as recorded by EMDAT (1974-2004)

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http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/maps/v.php?id=10600

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Number of drought disasters as recorded by EMDAT (1974-2004)

Map of drought repartition were we can see that Africa, India, United states, Australia are the most affected by drought. For example Africa was exposed in some parts to up to nine droughts in the time span, which influenced local people and moreover also the major income like agriculture (e.g., crops don’t get enough water). ... Read more about Number of drought disasters as recorded by EMDAT (1974-2004)

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Future Generations: An Organization Working to Alleviate Poverty

Risk of Human induced desertification

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US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Survey Division, World Soil Resources

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Risk of Human induced desertification

 

  • Orange and red show the areas where the risk of human induced desertification is higher. As it can be immediately seen, the most affected areas are along the equator line in Africa. Developing countries such as India and the Middle East and Eastern Europe are also thought to be affected.
  • This also goes together with natural deforestation and desertification.
  • Desertification and droughts are major causes of ecosystem losses and species mass migration or extinction.

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Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

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Mark Tran
Africa land deals lead to water giveaway
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Africa heads for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign firms, threatening environmental disaster

Millions of people will lose access to traditional sources of water because of "land grabs" in Africa, according to a report on Monday that looks behind the scramble for farmland in Africa. ... Read more about Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

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