Option 1: African Farmers

 Read the following paragraphs and answer the questions in the comment box below.

 African farmers have faced great challenges throughout history. In addition to a shortage of fertile land, crops are also threatened by drought, disease, and insects.

Shifting cultivation is one method farmers have developed to farm on soils with low fertility. They farm on a patch of land until it no longer produces well, then they move on to a new patch. Each year, farmers carefully watch the old patches to see what kinds of grasses and plants grow there. What could be the reason?

Cattle are raised in many parts of Africa, but are not as well suited to thie climate as are native antelope species. Do you think it would be a good idea to domesticate (tame) antelopes and raise them for meat instead of cattle? Why or why not?

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