+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

The environmental problems in rural areas of African developing countries. Reasons, consequences, measures

Hamburger Beitrage zur Offentlichen Wissenschaft ( 8): 83-96

The environmental problems in rural areas of African developing countries. Reasons, consequences, measures

The greatest environmental problem in the developing countries arises from the population explosion. While it is estimated that, at the most, use of land as farmland could be expanded by a further 4% by the year 2000, population is expected to increase by 80%.

Accession: 002249931

Related references

Tschiersch, J.E., 1989: Institutional causes of natural resource and environmental problems in rural areas of developing countries. A brief look at some typical systems of land tenure in the major developing country regions clearly indicates the environmental implications of different institutional arrangements for the utilization of land. In development policy at the practica...

Reardon, T.V.sti, S., 1997: Poverty-environmental links in rural areas of developing countries. Sustainability growth and poverty alleviation: a policy and agroecological perspective 7-65

Pettiss, S., 1969: A study on social consequences of internal migration of youth from rural to urban areas in three African countries. Studies reveal that the flow of male youth from rural areas in developing countries is at a more rapid rate than the capacity of the unban labour market to absorb them. As a result a significant proportion are unemployed or underemployed for sever...

Bowonder, B., 1984: Energy use patterns in rural areas and environmental degradation in developing countries. Studies in environmental science5(25): 527-534

Bilsborrow, R.E., 1992: Population growth, internal migration, and environmental degradation in rural areas of developing countries. Theoretical and empirical issues are explored as related to the extent to which population growth, particularly population redistribution through internal migration, may influence land use patterns and the deterioration of natural resources. Conce...

Ham, S.H.; Sutherland, D.S.; Meganck, R.A., 1993: Applying environmental interpretation in protected areas of developing countries Problems in exporting a US model. Environmental Conservation 20(3): 232-242

Ali, A.M., 1988: Child physical development and the problems of primary medical health care in the rural areas of developing countries. Fel'dsher i Akusherka 53(12): 3-6

Weber, A. et al., 1986: Population trends and rural areas in developing countries. 3. Consequences of population pressure for economic and agricultural policies. Weber (pp.431-446) points out that in terms of crop yields and farmland per head the average developing country is less than half as well off as Germany was in 1850. The scope for agricultural policy to improve the situation, while partially affec...

Zlonicky, P.; Bussemaker, M.; Merk, F. et al, 1976: Town and country building controls in rural areas. Possibilities of evaluating planning, and other measures for developing and renovating local government districts (Gemeinden) in rural areas of North-Rhine Westphalia. A model and examples drawn from various rural local authority districts are used to evaluate the efforts of town planning and building controls on the development of W. German rural local authority areas. The contents include: (1) theoretical prin...

Kotter, H. et al., 1986: Population trends and rural areas in developing countries. 1. Demands made on agriculture and rural areas by rising population. Kotter's introductory paper to this session (pp.299-325) stresses the need for a systems approach to this subject which takes account of the whole economic and social framework in each developing country and does not merely deal with isolated...