Africa's Drought Destruction

Drought is causing panic

Drought and floods are causing the farms to lose all their crops and the people who are depending on it starve. When the Europeans began colonization and slavery the Africans were not able to diversify the economy so everybody was only in farming in stead of industrialization. That is why it hits so hard when they start losing crops to the drought.People Africa are getting hit by drought losing all their farm land and then fighting over the land that is still able to produce crops. The people are dieing by the hundreds and going to their beds hungry.



People are fighting over the farm land.Land-related grievances were among the underlying causes of the violence that followed Kenya’s disputed presidential election results in 2007. Some communities, such as those in the worst-affected Rift Valley Province, invaded land that did not legally belong to them but which they perceived to be their birthright. Land in Kenya is not just essential for agricultural production; it is a symbol of wealth, notes the KLA. “Land has a cultural and family [value], thus the dire urge for most people to be associated with it,” Waindi of the KLA told IRIN.


With what land they have to farm is getting hit by drought and floods with no recovery time. Seeing that there economy is all built around farming it hits home to the families of Africa. Droughts are becoming more prevalent and are an almost a permanent phenomenon in parts of Africa, punctuated by floods, leaving no recovery periods for vulnerable households,” said Gideon. People are trying to have a lot of land because it is their thing of value instead of money. If you a lot of land your wealthy if you don't your poor. Disputed presidential election results in 2007. Some communities, such as those in the worst-affected Rift Valley Province, invaded land that did not legally belong to them but which they perceived to be their birthright.
There can be a solution to this problem. There are crops that work well in the heat. Technology bringing new things to light. So the future is not as hopeless as it seems. Fungi and other microbes could enable food crops like maize, wheat and rice to grow in high temperatures and salty soils, and even withstand erratic rainfall, say microbiologists, who have begun to look at the relationship between plants and micro-organisms for clues to their mutual survival through thousands of years of climate change. The discovery of the underground water reserves came about when Alain Gachet, CEO from Radar Technologies International from France, had developed satellite, radar and geological equipment, with the use of a mapping system called WATEX, to locate the water. The governments are offering drought policies, it is not a direct solution to the problem but it is a start.


There is only a little bit of farm land and that land is getting hit by drought. The people are fighting over the land violently. But there is hope, they recently found huge reserves if water underground to go against the drought. They are also finding crops that can handle extreme temperatures. People Africa are getting hit by drought losing all their farm land and then fighting over the land that is still able to produce crops. The people are dieing by the hundreds and going to their beds hungry. So let's do all we can to help get them out this mess and build up their economy to handle things like this.