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Geography

Factors influencing development

LEDCs face difficulties when trying to improve conditions for their citizens. Solutions have been proposed but millions of people remain in poverty. Watch this video to find out more.

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Key points

  • In LEDCs poverty is still a daily reality.
  • Development is hindered for reasons such as government policies, food and water supply, floods and droughts.
  • Projects such as the 'Evergreen Revolution' were started to ease these problems.
  • They use cheap technology to give farmers independence, conserve natural resources and increase yields.
  • This is an example of 'sustainable agriculture'. It benefits small farmers and helps them to use their land efficiently.

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