Economic activities in desert and semi-desert climate

desert and semi-desert climate type of climate is mainly found in the sub-tropical belt. These areas include Karamoja, Turkana land, and Chalbi desert in Northern Kenya

Economic activities in desert and semi-desert climate

  • Tourism due to the existence of numerous desert landforms that attract tourists e.g. sand dunes.
  • Nomadic pastoralism due to existence of scanty pastures e.g. the Karamojong.
  • Mining and sand quarrying e.g. gold in Karamoja although it exists in small quantities.
  • Cultivation of drought resistant crops under irrigation e.g. cotton in Kasese.
  • Bee keeping due to the existence of scattered trees.

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