Climate change risk on infrastructure and policy implications of appropriate mitigation measures in the Nigerian agricultural sector

Goyol, S ORCID: 0000-0002-1151-722X, Pathirage, C and Kulatunga, U 2017, Climate change risk on infrastructure and policy implications of appropriate mitigation measures in the Nigerian agricultural sector , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.

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Abstract

Agriculture, a critical sector of the Nigerian economy, contributes 26% to the country’s GDP, and supports livelihoods by employing over 70% of the active population. The importance of the sector for food security, poverty reduction and economic development has been recognized. While population growth places increasing food demand and raw materials, the sector will have to double its productivity to meet demand and this is highly dependent on the availability of infrastructure. Infrastructure to support agricultural production and other economic purposes are found to be inadequate and the few available are in poor conditions due to inappropriate policy processes amongst others. The frequency and severity of climate related events occurring as rapid onset and slow onset events are on the rise posing threats to the few available infrastructures. This paper aims to analyse climate change risks on infrastructure in the Nigerian agricultural sector through a review of existing of literature. Findings reveal that policy and institutional processes at levels of authority significantly influences the status of infrastructures at community levels which in turn contributes to increased risks and impacts of climate change. Suggestions for infrastructure appropriation for continuous capacity building can reduce risks from climate change, and improve resilience of infrastructures in agrarian communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) : conference proceedings
Publisher: University of Salford
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Depositing User: Simi Goyol
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 09:28
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 14:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43973

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