Problem

Environmental exigencies in tropical villages


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Unmanageable jungle environment
Barriers to rainforest harvesting
Nature:

In contrast to the generally increased control man has over his immediate physical environment, the life-style of people in tropical villages tends to be dictated by the rapidly growing jungle. Very little equipment is available in the village for managing the environment and means of repairing equipment are limited. The resource of outside consultants or government aid is still often unknown and plans rarely emphasize how to secure information or financial help. Unkempt coconut groves are a constant reminder of the losing battle to care for resources so close at hand. The continued presence of pests like monkeys, wild pigs and crabs cause crop damage, water pollution and erosion. This discourages local people from risking large farm plots and they neither use, nor seek information on, pest eradication methods. In addition, drainage systems, which are a particular hazard to health in tropical areas, remain disorganized and left to individual planning and application.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
03.06.2019 – 18:16 CEST