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The Myth

The Myth

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  • 1. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 225 Scarcity or Distribution The Myth
  • 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. 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. World Hunger Map
  • 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. NIGER in West Africa
  • 7. Famine in NIGER
  • 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. West African Colonies
  • 10. Women Farmers

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