Research Assignment: Desertification in the Sahel
Desertification is an extreme example of the problems associated with soil erosion. One of the regions where it is most problematic is the Sahel region of Africa. For this assignment, do some research on desertification in the Sahel. After your research, compile a research paper or a multimedia presentation to answer the following questions.
- Where is the Sahel located in Africa and how is it characterized in terms of climate and vegetation?
- Why is desertification taking place in the Sahel? What human activities have made the problem worse?
- Describe these activities and explain why they are happening.
- What is being done about desertification in the Sahel and how successful have the efforts been to stop desertification? Will the problem be easily solved—why or why not?
- What effects has desertification had on the people of the Sahel? What effects has desertification had on the environment?
Submit your completed research paper to the Research Assignment: Desertification in the Sahel assignment link for grading. See the Rubric for information on how your assignment will be graded.