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Urban Farmers’ Perceptions and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Variability in Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Bolanle Wahab
  • Ayobami Popoola
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Abstract

Urban agriculture (UA) is faced with stress from climate variability and city expansion. A cross-sectional survey approach was adopted to examine the urban farmers’ perception of a varying climate in Ibadan and its impact on the future of UA in Africa. Data were collected through questionnaire, in-depth interview and authors’ mental map field observation. Climate variability was established among farmers and finding proofs that those urban farmers in Ibadan embraced indigenous knowledge techniques in observing the changing climate. The study iterates an institutional reawakening on UA as a way towards the sustainability of urban farming across the cities. Conclusion was made that the future of traditional city farmers who were indigenous urban farmers’ pre-urbanization era was seen as a concern as urbanization, accompanied by increasing demand for land for other land uses, grows.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bolanle Wahab
    • 1
  • Ayobami Popoola
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Town and Regional PlanningUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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