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Burkina Faso is a country in the African continent. Here is a brief look at Burkina Faso's climate, history and at the country itself.

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Geography coursework : Burkina Faso Introduction Burkina Faso is a country in the African continent. Here is a brief look at Burkina Faso's climate, history and at the country itself. Climate * March and April are the short rainy season particularly in the South West, with long rains from June to October. *It is cool and dry from November to mid February Geography * The country borders the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Niger, Togo and Mali. *The majority of Northern Burkina Faso lies in the Sahel (the fringe of the Sahara desert) *There are three rivers named the Black, White and Red Voltas. *The capital city of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. History * Burkina Faso is one of the world's poorest countries and is locked in a vicious circle of poverty. * In the fifteenth century ancestors to the Mossi tribe set up a number of centralised kingdoms. ...read more.

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Union leaders fled overseas. * Sankara reduced the country's dependence on France and the Ivory Coast and widened his country's trade interests. * He was overthrown in 1988. * Burkina Faso has much infertile land, aid organisations refuse to help and insist upon cultivation of cash crops. * The majority of the basic food crops need to be imported, causing the country great poverty. * The country also has a long history of labour migration to Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Population The population in Burkina Faso is rising in all of its areas except in the North. Research shows that the population is increasing in the North, but a large number of people are emigrating. These people seem to be emigrating into the Southern regions. All of this information is shown in graph form attached to this report. This is a big problem as it is raising the desertification rate in the South. ...read more.

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In a country with a lack of rainfall, this project seems less appealing. Project E : provides quick and long term relief-Improves quality of life -Raises status of women Rating-***** -Encourages family planning -Improves education and health -Tackles the cycle of poverty -Enables local people to make decisions and take action This project may be the most expensive but is the most useful. It will slow the population growth down, which will reduce the desertification process down. Conclusion I have chosen Project E, Project A and Project B. This goes over the total budget by �1000, but I believe that it is worth it. I chose these projects because they are the most effective and they work together to be even more effective. For instance the micro-hydro in Project A would be powered by the water in Project B, New ploughs would reduce the time needed in the fields meaning that fewer people are needed to work and can go to the new education centres, etc. The Projects would need to be set up close to each other in order to maximise their potential. By Alex Hall ...read more.

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