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Title:The Great West African Drought, 1972-1974
Author:Derrick, Jonathan
Year:1977
Periodical:African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society
Volume:76
Issue:305
Period:October
Pages:537-586
Language:English
Geographic term:Sahel
Subjects:droughts
Drought and Desertification
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/721780
Abstract:After a description in general of drought and relief in the Sahel zone in West Africa (climatologic circumstances; main livelihood; effects of the drought on crop and livestock; aid by existing government agencies and by international relief agencies), the author gives a survey of drought and relief in individual countries (Senegal; the Gambia; the Cape Verde Islands; Mauritania; Mali; Upper Volta; Niger; Chad; Nigeria). At the end he suggests four conclusions concerning possible human causes. Notes.
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