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The largest issues that plague the environment in Chad are the desertification and the shrinking of Lake Chad. Lake Chad has decreased by 90% in the past 50 years due to periodic droughts, below average rainfall, and increasing withdrawal for irrigation.1 Well over 20 million people in Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon all depend on Lake Chad for agricultural cultivation and drinkable water, making the shrinkage a large-scale problem.2 Poverty also contributes to the population’s vulnerability to climate change because people cannot receive the help they need to recover from floods and drought.1

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1 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/chad-is-the-country-most-vulnerable-to-climate-change-here-s-why-a7785246.html
2 http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/02/shrinking.lake.chad/
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Geography

Central Africa, south of Libya
Area

Total 1.284 million sq km
Land 1,259,200 sq km
Water 24,800 sq km

Climate

tropical in south, desert in north
Natural Resources

petroleum, uranium, natron, kaolin, fish (Lake Chad), gold, limestone, sand and gravel, salt ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds occur in north; periodic droughts; locust plagues
Current Environmental Issues

inadequate supplies of potable water; improper waste disposal in rural areas contributes to soil and water pollution; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Chadian
Population
11,193,452 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Chad's primarily agricultural economy will continue to be boosted by major foreign direct investment projects in the oil sector that began in 2000. Economic conditions have been positive in recent years, with real GDP growth reaching 13% in 2010 because of high international prices for oil and a strong local harvest. GDP growth for 2012 was 5%. However, Chad's investment climate remains challenging due to limited infrastructure, a lack of trained workers, extensive government bureaucracy, and corruption. At least 80% of Chad's population relies on subsistence farming and livestock raising for its livelihood. The government of Chad is determined to ...See More improve agricultural production through modernization and mechanization over the next three years, and hosted a national Rural Development Forum in 2012 to promote investment in agriculture. Chad's economy has long been handicapped by its landlocked position, high energy costs, and a history of instability. Chad relies on foreign assistance and foreign capital for most public and private sector investment projects. Remittances are also an important source of income. The Libyan conflict disrupted inflows of remittances to Chad's impoverished western region that relies on income from Chadians living in Libya. A consortium led by two US companies has been investing $3.7 billion to develop oil reserves - estimated at 1.5 billion barrels - in southern Chad. Chinese companies are also expanding exploration efforts and have completed a 311-km pipeline and the country's first refinery. The nation's total oil reserves are estimated at 1.5 billion barrels. Oil production came on stream in late 2003. Chad began to export oil in 2004. Cotton, cattle, and gum arabic provide the bulk of Chad's non-oil export earnings. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$21 billion (2012 est.); $19.99 billion (2011 est.); $19.89 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

28% of GDP (2012 est.); 30.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 27.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca); cattle, sheep, goats, camels
Industries

oil, cotton textiles, meatpacking, brewing, natron (sodium carbonate), soap, cigarettes, construction materials