Environmental Issues in Africa


What is Desertification? How did it happen? What does it Affect?

Desertification is the conversion of land into a desert. In West Africa, the desert expands by more then 3 miles per year. Believe it or not, desertification could be caused by human mismanagement through over grazing and deforestation. This could lead to famine and death, since they no longer have sutible soil to farm or grow food. The United Nations have taken interest in this problem.