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Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso is a small country located in Western Africa, north of Ghana,


it's total land area is 274,200 sq km. The terrain is mostly flat to


dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast. Some of it's


natural resources are manganese, limestone, marbleand small deposits of


gold. The irrigated land in Burkina Faso is only a mere 160 sq km. The


population is 10,422,828 (July 1995 est.) of which 50% is under the age of


15.


Burkina Faso is a country with a rapidly increasing population in relation


to the growth of food supply and other human necessities. The countries


population is growing rapidly and the country is not able to adequately


feed, shelter, and provide the basic human needs. The situation is not


improving, it is getting worse with each year. The very near future could


be disastrous for the people of Burkina Faso.




The possible solutions in overcoming this problem are not plentiful and


all have their drawbacks, and moral issues. One option would be to try to


increase the death rate, and at the same time lower the birth rate.


Another can be to try to raise the environmental limits so that food


supply would adequate. Or the other option can be that we do nothing and


wait. These are just some options that I think are the most applicable to


the case in which Burkina Faso is currently facing. Of all three the most


appealing solution to me is number one. That solution might be a little


slower then other options but I believe it is the best approach for the


country.




The first option, to increase death rates and lower the birth rates would


be the best choice. This option would be best because of the situation


that is in Burkina Faso. The spread of HIV/AIDS has become an important


issue in Burkina Faso, where the national statistics estimate that between
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