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Hunger is the result of disasters such as drought floods thechanging of the jet stream patterns and other natural disasters They are beyond our control It has been estimated that one third of the land in TropicalAfrica is potentially cultivable though only about 6 of it iscurrently cultivated However to change farming from a low inputlow yield pattern to a high input high yield pattern necessitates the use of more fertilizer and the planting of high yielding Variety of crops There are a number of environmental factors related mostly toclimate soils and health resisting easy developmental solutions Rainfall reliability is closely connected to rainfall quantity The rainfall in the equatorial heart is very plentiful and reliable However there is much less rainfall towards the outer edges of the rain belt Periodic and unpredictable droughts are a characteristic feature of these border zonesThere are three climatic zones in Tropical Africaa region of persistent rain at and near the Equatora region on each side of this of summer rain and winterdrought anda region at the northern and southern edges afflicted by droughtAll the climates listed in the previous paragraph are modified in the eastern parts of Tropical Africa by the mountains and monsoons The soils of Tropical Africa pose another problem They areunlike the soils of temperate areas Soils are largely products oftheir climates and tropical soils are different from temperatesoils because the climate is different Because of the great heatof the tropics tends to bake the soils while on the other handthe rainfall leaches them The combined heat and moisture tend toproduce very deep soils because the surface rock is rapidly brokendown by chemical weathering All this causes the foods rate of growth to slow down or maybe even stop and as a result food production wont even come close in catching up to the rate of population increase therefore starvation and hunger are presentIn the process of a flood and drought the roots of trees
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