Headline June 23, 2017/ ''' TICK POPULATION TOCK '''


THE RECKONING ARRIVES : Dem.Congo, Malawi, Burundi, Niger, Benin, Zambia, Rwanda Burkina Faso, Tanzania..................
I could go on and on and on........! 

Fast rising populations degrade economic and agricultural resiliency; add a recession or drought and the human consequences magnify.

In many countries  the population of desperately impoverished has grown to exceed their total population of 1970.

When conditions worsen, the numbers stricken are staggering, and Malthusian concerns come back with a vengeance. In 1970 Madagascar population was 7 million, in 2016,  24 million : With most impoverished as 20 million.

In 1970,  Malawi's population was  5 million and in 2016, it was 17 million : With most impoverished as 12 million. 

In 1970, Burundi's population was 3 million. In 2016, it was 11 million. With most impoverished as 9 million. And I will  and can go on and  on in the next research writing and publishing

LESOTHO : A Small Harbinger of  Suffering  to come : Drought is devastating a country that  has lost  one-third  of its arable land after 1970.

The  United Nation says that  *one-third of Lesotho's lack adequate food; the same proportion of its young students/children are just stunted. 

Even in 1974, many development experts knew their program might worsen Lesotho's population pressures, but hoped in vain that economic growth would outweigh the burden.

With only 7 percent of  reproductive age women have access to contraception in the  1970s, Lesotho got its population explosion. By the 1990s, the annual growth rate had soared to 2.75 percent. 

Belatedly, the government acknowledged the need for family planning but other barriers impeded it.

During much of Lesotho's history, huge number of working men [40 percent in 1974] migrated to toil in South African mines. Many refused to let their wives use contraception for fear that the women would cheat on them during their absence.  

Moreover, the men's itinerant lives gave the families incentives to have more boys, to help with the livestock and fields at home.

Over the year dwindling mine jobs, urbanization, more aggressive outreach and fear of  H.I.V, slowly increased use of contraception to 16 percent in 1998, and close to  60%  in 2015.

But in economic development, Lesotho seems trapped in the past; Soil erosion topped its problems in 1974, and ranks very high today.

Textiles, diamonds and water accounted for most exports, and still do. Despite all its aid, Lesotho remains near the bottom of  188  nations in the United Nations Human Development Index.

Not so long ago, David Cameron, Britain's Prime Minister, talked  of a ...''Golden Thread''  in which governments,  private enterprise and civil society work together to create   open societies and   open economies-

End conflict, and  CORRUPTION  and enshrine the  rule of law, free speech and property rights.

Building infrastructure  and persuading Western Banks to finance it are strands of the thread. Even the  Sustainable Development Goals' sprawl has its bright side.

The main reason that there are so many is that they were set by consensus rather than written by a few specialists, mostly from rich countries.

This lessens the feeling that  rich men  from  ''the north''  are telling  ''the south'' how to do better.

The bitter truth is that in the last many decades, nobody seemed to heed nobody's warning. The drift has now  brought most of the above named states to Facing Down Impossible Economic Math:

Curbing poverty in some countries would require unheard  of  ''economic growth''. 

Even maintaining the  economic status quo, a very low bar, is just simply, simply, simply beyond reach.

Poor-country government and rich-world aid lobbies have become less hostile in recent years to the idea that the  free markets  and big business can help cut poverty,

Multinationals were wary when the  Millennium Development Goals were unveiled, says Lord Malloch-Brown; now many are on board.

And some richas-Croesus philanthropists, together with a bevy of market friendly think-tanks, have started to monitor and measure the results of aid spending, and to search for ways to make it more effective.

''The  Millennium Development  Goals, got everyone to face the same direction,''  says Andrew Mitchell, who ran  Britain's  aid giving department from 2010 to 2012.  

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