Impact of rapid urbanization and climate change on agricultural productivity in africa: Climate change policies in the agricultural sector

Mutisya Emmanuel, Lilian Muasa, Chiahsin Chen, Florence Mutisya, Ram Avtar

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Abstract

Africa continues to experience serious signs of multiple crises in the context of sustainability. These crises nclude vulnerability to climate change, rapid urbanization, food insecurity, and many others. One crisis, that defines Africa today, is the unprecedented rapid urbanization which continues to pose a big challenge to the diminishing available resources, environmental quality and human well-being. Cities in Africa continue to experience a fast horizontal growth of settlements due to influx of people from rural areas who often settle in the economically lowest segments in urban areas. This horizontal rapid growth has eaten up land set for agriculture around cities and promoted the rapid growth of informal settlements exacerbating the impacts of climate change leading to a negative impact on agricultural production. Policies linking rapid urbanization and climate change with agricultural productivity are need. This paper explores and documents the impact of rapid urbanization on climate change policies and subsequent impact on agriculture in Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Resources Management
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages1121-1132
Number of pages12
Volume3-2
ISBN (Electronic)9781522508045
ISBN (Print)1522508031, 9781522508038
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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