Lo go unit 4 ecogeo

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Lo go unit 4 ecogeo

  1. 1. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 225 Scarcity or Distribution The Myth
  2. 2. Our Conundrum• In 2008, NIGER’S POPULATION SUFFERED FROM FOOD SHORTAGES – CONSIDERED BY THE UN ‘FAMINE CONDITIONS.’• In 2008, NIGER EXPORTED FOOD TO EUROPE AND OTHER LOCALES. WHY?
  3. 3. THE MYTH• THE WORLD’S POPULATION HAS GROWN TO SUCH HIGH NUMBERS THAT FOOD SUPPLY CANNOT KEEP PACE.• LOOK AT ALL THE AREAS IN THE WORLD
  4. 4. World Hunger Map
  5. 5. THE FACTS• THE WORLD TODAY PRODUCES ENOUGH GRAIN ALONE TO PROVIDE EVERY HUMAN BEING ON THE PLANET WITH 3,500 CALORIES A DAY!!!• INCREASES IN FOOD PRODUCTION DURING THE PAST 35 YEARS HAVE OUTSTRIPPED THE WORLD’S POPULATION GROWTH BY 16%!
  6. 6. NIGER in West Africa
  7. 7. Famine in NIGER
  8. 8. NIGER Facts• Landlocked in the west of Africa, Niger uses the Niger River as a link to the distant sea• Most people live in the southern savanna region; the north is consumed by the Sahara.• This crossroads of ancient trading empires became a French colony in 1922 and gained independence in 1960.• At the mercy of drought and desertification, Niger relies on foreign aid.
  9. 9. West African Colonies
  10. 10. Women Farmers

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