Effects Of Growing Population In Developing Countries

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This essay discusses how the world’s rapidly growing population will affect the people who live in developing countries. The articles included in this paper are written by Darity, Pascu, Shah, and Weeks which explain the how problems facing developing countries can be solved. The first paragraph discusses the causes for rapidly growing populations in developing countries and how developed countries can help poor countries control their population. The second paragraph discusses how developed countries can help developing countries fully utilize their agricultural land by using modern farming equipment. Finally the conclusion discusses why developed countries should help developing countries.

The World’s Growing Population and
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In the United States a baby is born every eight seconds. China, which is the most populated country in the world, has a little over 5% of the world’s population (U.S. and World Population Clock, 2015).Growing population has been a problem for a number of years now. Many of the countries with high population growth rates are developing or poor countries. In her article Jennifer Weeks tells us, ”The world 's population, now about 7.2 billion people, could rise to nearly 11 billion or more by 2100, according to some estimates, with nearly all the growth in developing countries” (Global Population Growth, 2015). These countries cannot produce enough food to support their population and rely on developed countries to supply them with food. Because a rapidly growing population can have very negatives effects on a developing country, developed countries should help control the population and supply them with modern farming …show more content…
In his article, William Darity Jr. explains that during the 1960’s, there were efforts made by several Asian countries to move towards national self-sufficiency by increasing investments in agricultural production and research in new crop technologies. The threat of famine in those Asian countries were almost entirely averted because of the increase in their agricultural infrastructure (Food Crisis, 2008). Developing countries would gain more from modern farm equipment than from free, subsidized food. Just supplying poor countries food may actually hurt their economy. In his article Anup Shah

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