Month: January 2021

Problems faced in equatorial regions

Problems faced in equatorial regions Rampant occurrence of pests and diseases which attack man, livestock, crops and this has scared away settlements leading to low development rates. Heavy rainfall received throughout the year and existence of the dense forested regions has made the establishment of transport network very difficult. The region with its dense forests …

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Problems facing the mining sector in East Africa

The following are Problems facing the mining sector in East Africa   Inadequate capital for the mining process which is very expensive. Minerals are non-renewable resources and will get exhausted with time e.g. copper was exhausted at Kilembe. Poor transport networks making mineral zones very difficult to reach. Political instabilities especially in Uganda e.g. ADF rebels …

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Conditions leading to equatorial climate

The following are the conditions leading to the equatorial climate  Influence of trade winds especially the southeast trade winds which blow over the Indian Ocean causing the intertropical convergence zone leading to heavy rainfall, high humidity along the equator. Distance from the sea: areas near water bodies e.g. Lake Victoria and Kyoga receive heavy rains …

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Dangers of over depending on the exportation of agricultural products and their solutions

The following are the dangers of over depending on the exportation of agricultural products Price fluctuations on the world market cause unstable export earnings, hence reducing government earnings. Agricultural products fetch low prices on the world market, which discourages farmers from growing crops for export. Losses because of poor storage facilities, which reduce on the …

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Effects of transport on the environment

Effects of transport on the environment Pollution from vehicles emitting fumes and oil spills from ships into water bodies. Smoke and smog have caused poor visibility. Creation of barren lands where rocks have been excavated e.g. along river channels. Increased temperatures/Global warming due to gas emissions. Loss of bio-diversity i.e. migration of water animals and …

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Economic activities carried out in equatorial climate regions

Economic activities carried out in equatorial climate regions Due to the existence of dense forests, wild life conservation has been made possible and this attracts tourists. Equatorial climate has also favoured the existence of numerous water bodies giving rise to fishing activities. The dense vegetation in equatorial regions harbours wild animals making hunting possible. The …

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