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Nov 1, 2013 - Niger

The effects of THE BOMB with the greatest impact of the country of Niger can b described as mostly Health and disease, but also a technology Gap and even bad geography. The article provided gives evidence of a technology gap by referencing primitive farming techniques, resulting in a food shortage and then contributing to the famine that sweeps the country. Scientists were even able to predict the weather conditions causing this famine months in advance, suggesting a poor geographical location of the country, so that farming is not...

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Oct 6, 2013 - Niger

Niger's poverty mostly comes from its primitive export; farming. It has poor geography for farming, which is a major problem in the first place. On top of that, farming in general is a very hard industry because it is completely based off the weather (unless you have very high technology). So not only is Niger's geography bad for farming, the fact that almost its entire economy is based off an industry that can be completely ruined by simple weather, is a big issue. So as soon as bad weather hits, an entire year's worth of food can be...

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Jan 16, 2008 - Cotonou+Niamey, Niger

Actually, we came in to this fine town late in the day of the 15th from PortoNovo since our bus tickets indicated that we would leave at 2 am the morning of 16th for the 15 hour ride to Niamey, Niger. We had a fine Chinese dinner near the station, then I went next door for a big dish of ice cream where we sat around til almost 11. Jake and I went to the station and the fellow there provided us with mattresses so we could rest...Bon and Mari showed up later. Unfortunately, there were a few too many mosquitoes to relax so didn't rest well....

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Dec 5, 2007 - Niamey, NIGER

Bus 370+ km to Niamey was best bus ride yet...comfortable, reg. bus bus, on time(left at 6am arr. at 530pm), easy border crossing even w/ 1+hr wait. Countryside gradually getting dryer...Thun(Anthony-Dutch fellow retired UN) remembers jungle(big trees & animals) in NE Burkina Faso some 30 yrs ago now all clear cut just scrub brush and no trees over 20 ft. tall. He says the laterite soil is very thin & easy to wash out get played out. Most subsistance farmers used to cultivate crop and then let lie fallow 2-3 yrs. At border I bought a bag of...

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