Drought and Desertification:
Label: the Sahara Desert; The Sahel.
Yatenga is a drought hit
region in the ………….. of
Burkina Faso. It is part of
the Sahel semi-desert
lying …………. of the true
The drought was caused partly by natural climate change and partly by poor
farming practices. Together these made the land turn into desert. This is
Use the diagram sheet and add notes to explain what causes desertification.
Harvests fail Aid Needed Live Aid / Illiteracy : Poorest in
Live 8 poor countryside
Poorest Women have People go Cities can’t Animals die
region on least. Hungry cope
Refugees Ancient Plants wither Animals Emergency
move to lifestyle lost in drought overgraze. appeals
STARVATION Make three spider diagrams showing
some of the effects of drought for
Solutions: Mix and Match these phrases.
Dig wells Not big high technology dams schemes.
Make stone lines So they don’t migrate to the cities.
Appropriate Aid To supply fresh water from underground
Support people in rural areas To trap water and stop soil erosion.