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Beyond Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa: A Synthesis of Urban Food (In)Security

  • Bright Nkrumah
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Abstract

Africa’s trademark as a continent is punctuated by food insecurity not comparable to other continents. Inadequate access to food has been described as a harsh reality in many urban centres. In addition, the impact of climate change appears to exacerbate the food insecurity situation of many urban populations. This has in turn placed emphasis on the prospect of urban agriculture (UA) in enhancing Africa’s urban food security in a changing climate. UA is positioned as a key mitigation and adaptation strategy since it presents a holistic response to food insecurity, and it is connected more directly to social and environmental factors.

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  • Bright Nkrumah
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of KwaZulu NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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