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Population and Environment...

Option 1:
Africa's Growing Population, Environment and Economy. Using first-hand, time series case studies from Africa's main ecological zones, popular assumptions are challenged by examining when population growth is a recipe for disaster, and when it acts as a catalyst for economic and environmental enhancement.

Option 2:
Re-thinking basic criteria - concepts of AEZ, critical carrying capacity, threshold density, biological optima, economic optima, soil fertility, fragility and resilience, with special reference to the changing Sahara and Sahel.

Option 3:
Rethinking methodologies - using oral history, remote sensing and participatory observation in longer-term time series studies of environmental change, with sepcial reference to biases in data collection and 'cleaning' arising from differences in indigenous and foreign perceptions.

This subject combination is particularly suitable for debates and participatory workshops.

Why African Legacy? Population and Environment Agriculture, Industry & Development
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