Africa Vegetation And Climate And Development Lecture Notes Pdf
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Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on a global scale, with the adverse effects of climate change affecting agriculture both directly and indirectly.
Climate change and agriculture
Africa straddles the equator, having an almost equal south and north extent. This division of Africa into almost two equal parts lengthwise across the equator makes the climatic and physical conditions in the north repeat themselves in the south. For example, the Kalahari Desert is the south's answer to the Sahara; the Karoo matches the Maghreb, while the conditions in the Cape area are almost identical to those of the Mediterranean region. Africa is the most tropical of all continents. Climate and vegetation range from equatorial rainforests, tropical deserts and savanna grassland to Mediterranean.
Climate change and agriculture
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This leaves their soils less able to support crops, livestock and wildlife. The report, written by hundreds of scientists and researchers from across the world, dedicates one of its seven chapters solely to the issue of desertification. Ahead of the report, Carbon Brief looks at what desertification is, the role that climate change plays and what impact it is having around the world. The Convention itself was a response to a call at the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in to hold negotiations for an international legal agreement on desertification. The opening section of Article 1 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which was adopted in and came into force in Source: United Nations Treaty Collection. So, rather than desertification meaning the literal expansion of deserts, it is a catch-all term for land degradation in water-scarce parts of the world.
In the course of the Tertiary period the combined effect of the equator being and the development of the Antarctic ice cap favoured the development of wet tropical There were probably at this time common taxa and similar vegetation patterns and climate from the Upper Cretaceous to the Quaternary.
This lists the logos of programs or partners of NG Education which have provided or contributed the content on this page. Powered by. These areas have distinct types of plants, soil , and weather patterns. Vegetation regions can be divided into five major types: forest , grassland , tundra , desert , and ice sheet. Climate , soil, the ability of soil to hold water, and the slope , or angle, of the land all determine what types of plants will grow in a particular region.
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Desert , any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. For a list of selected deserts of the world, see below. Desert environments are so dry that they support only extremely sparse vegetation; trees are usually absent and, under normal climatic conditions, shrubs or herbaceous plants provide only very incomplete ground cover. Extreme aridity renders some deserts virtually devoid of plants; however, this barrenness is believed to be due in part to the effects of human disturbance, such as heavy grazing of cattle , on an already stressed environment. According to some definitions, any environment that is almost completely free of plants is considered desert, including regions too cold to support vegetation—i. The desert environments of the present are, in geologic terms, relatively recent in origin.
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