Prospect of Sub-Saharan African Agriculture Amid Climate Change: A Review of Relevant Literatures
International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies
Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 20-27
Received: May 1, 2017; Accepted: May 18, 2017; Published: Jun. 5, 2017
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Musa Junaidu, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina, Nigeria
Abdullahi Abubakar Ngaski, Department of Agricultural Economics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Beli Sanusi Abdullahi, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina, Nigeria
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Abstract
Sub-Saharan Africa is an important world region in terms of food and feed production. However, climate change is becoming more and more serious threat to agricultural production in the region. Various and relevant literatures were contacted aimed at finding the impacts, causes and possible solution to the threat of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa. Declining agricultural productivity and farm incomes, occurrence of extreme weather conditions, soil degradation and proliferation of pests and diseases were some of the impacts of the Change. Deforestation, transportation, power generation, burning of fuel, poverty and agricultural practices were among the causes of climate change in the region. Poverty alleviation, adequate mitigation and adaptation campaigns, afforestation and incorporation of climate change into long-term developmental programs were some of the possible ways of dealing with climate change threat in the region. It is recommended that apart from provision of alternative sources of fuel, governments should also create job opportunities in the region as well as ensuring that fallen trees are replaced.
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Prospects, Agriculture, Climate Change, Sub-Saharan Africa
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Musa Junaidu, Abdullahi Abubakar Ngaski, Beli Sanusi Abdullahi, Prospect of Sub-Saharan African Agriculture Amid Climate Change: A Review of Relevant Literatures, International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2017, pp. 20-27. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsmit.20170303.11
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