Edible backyards: climate change and urban food insecurity in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Nkrumah, Bright
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-07T13:53:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-07T13:53:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation SCOPUS en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2048-7010
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/27394
dc.description.abstract Background: Food insecurity is continuously seen as a major problem in Africa, and as a challenge confronting millions of Africa’s urban population. Although some city residents produce their own food and, therefore, are food secured, others continuously fnd it difcult to access arable land in order to keep animals or cultivate crops. Climate change, in addition, seems to worsen the food insecurity situation of the region’s urban population, especially in the face of drought and fooding waters. To this end, this study recommends that urban agriculture (UA) is well positioned to mitigate the adverse efect of climate change and improve food security. Results: The study found that the current problem posed by climate change to Africa’s urban food security is expected to worsen. Many urban populations are at risk of becoming victims of climate change through severe food supply problems caused by foods, droughts and hailstorms that afect food production in the hinterlands. African urban population has a role to play in fnding appropriate solution to sustain food security, especially through UA. Conclusion: The study concludes that African governments should endeavour to create the necessary conducive environment to encourage urban residents to engage in animal husbandry and food production. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_ZA
dc.subject Food security - Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Urban agriculture - Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Climate changes - Economic aspects - Africa en_ZA
dc.title Edible backyards: climate change and urban food insecurity in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 7 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Agriculture & food security en_ZA
dc.description.librarian CW2019 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi 10.1186/S40066-018-0196-Y en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 5 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 1 en_ZA
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3501-5184 en_ZA
dc.journal.link https://agricultureandfoodsecurity.biomedcentral.com/ en_ZA


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