Africa Farm Issues
- Most African countries are in stage 2 of the demographic transition. The demographic trap, malthus theory and the issue of stage 2 apply..
- The area is also one of the poorest areas in the world and since many people are subsistence farmers they are susceptible to food prices and environmental issues and changes.
- prolonged droughts.
- areas struggling with conflict and internal displacement such as Somalia
- food prices that are near the record high levels
- lack of infrastructure
- population growth
- infrastructure issues cause a lack of potable water
- simple farming techniques and soil conditions make it difficult to farm enough in many countries within Africa
- short lifespans, disease and a high youth population make it difficult to maintain a trained labor force
- government corruption
- Africa's years of wars, coups and civil strife are responsible for more hunger than the natural problems that befall it.
- HIV/Aids depriving families of their most productive labour.
- A decline in soil quality and subdividing land makes land less productive