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Disputes Over Fertile Land, Growing Population, Climate Change Present Challenges For African Continent

New York Times: Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa
“…Population swells, climate change, soil degradation, erosion, poaching, global food prices, and even the benefits of affluence are exerting incredible pressure on African land. They are fueling conflicts across the continent, from Nigeria in the west to Kenya in the east … It is a two-headed problem, scientists and activists say, and it could be one of the gravest challenges Africa faces: The quality of farmland in many areas is getting worse, and the number of people squeezed onto that land is rising fast…” (Gettleman, 7/29).

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