|The Tanout area, just south
of the Sahara desert, is one of the driest inhabited places on earth.
main problems are lack of food, water and a stable environment.
has been running a project here since 1987.
solution is to bring them trees and bushes that will grow naturally
and produce food.
is one of the hottest and poorest countries in the world, and has
a population of 10 million.
capital is Niamey, and is located in the south west.
climate is hot and very dry.
|Environmental issues are
desertification, soil erosion, deforestation
(in the south) and overgrazing.
expectancy is 47,5 years.
of the population is under 15 years of age.
ethnic groups are hausa, djerma, fulani, tuareg and kanuri.
Adult literacy rate is 15%
of the population are involved in agriculture or cattle raising.
a small percentage of the country is cultivable.
employ slash-and-burn practices to get rid of their trees.
four-fifths of the country consist of desert.
season lasts for 3 months.
that, the country becomes dry again.
only constant greenness is found around the river Niger in the extreme
the rest of the country, access to fresh water is very limited and
the nearest well may be 20 km away.