Category: Sahel

A satellite remote sensing image of an area within the semi-arid Sahel region in Africa, September 2013, based on remote sensing data from Landsat 8 satellite U.S. Geological Survey and NASA.

Shrinking resource margins in Sahel region of Africa 

The need for food, animal feed and fuel in the Sahel belt is growing year on year, but supply is not increasing at the same rate. New figures from 22 countries indicate falling availability of resources per capita and a continued risk of famine in areas with low ‘primary production’ from plants. Rising temperatures present...