The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) invites the general public to a seminar. The aim of the seminar is to disseminate key findings from research conducted by two of the Institute’s researchers, who are doing their sabbatical programme at UNU-INRA.
Date: Wednesday, 5th August, 2015
Time: 10 am – 12pm
Venue: UNU-INRA Headquarters, 2nd Floor, International House, University of Ghana Campus, Legon, Accra
DETAILS OF THE SEMINAR
Climate Change Induced Migration and its Implications for the Development of SMEs and the Protection of Rural Livelihoods in Nigeria.
Rural households are adopting several measures to deal with climate variation and its related environmental damages. Some of these measures are farm related while others are household related, such as migration. The variation in climate and its impact on farming activities seem to have increased the rate of migration in search of alternative sources of income. However, migration as a strategy to cope with the impact of climate change leads to structural changes in communities which may not support the development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). Based on this premise, this research seeks to investigate the relationship between climate change, migration and the development of SMEs in Nigeria.
Estimating the Opportunity Cost of Conservation Tillage Adoption as Climate Change Mitigation Option in Tandjoare, Togo
Conservation tillage has been declared as a win-win strategy because it mitigates climate change, improves productivity, enhances ecosystem services and creates green jobs. This research estimated the opportunity cost of conservation tillage adoption in Tandjoare, and determined its explanatory factors.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Oluwafunmiso Adeola Olajide
Dr. Oluwafunmiso Adeola Olajide is a lecturer from the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She specialised in Farming and Rural Systems Economics and her research interests include Food Security, Living Standard, Climate Change and Gender issues. She is a member of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. She has over 30 publications including books, journal articles, a chapter in a book and conference articles to her credit.
Ms AFO-LOKO Owodon
Ms Afo-Loko, is a PhD Intern at UNU-INRA. She is a PhD candidate at the Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal under the West Africa Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) program. Her area of expertise is climate change economics. She has a Master’s degree in Macro-economics from the University of Cotonou, Benin, under the NPTCI (Nouveau programme de troisieme cycle inter-universitaire) Regional program.
UNU-INRA, in fulfillment of its mandate, has put in place Visiting Scholars and PhD Internship programmes, which selects researchers on a competitive basis to spend three to four months at the Institute’s headquarters in Accra or at its operating units in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Namibia, Senegal and Zambia. These researchers undertake studies on key issues affecting natural resources management in Africa and provide relevant policy guidance to promote sustainable development.
To disseminate results from these research projects, UNU-INRA periodically organises academic and research seminars to share key findings with the public. These seminars act as a platform to get firsthand information from the researchers on key findings from their studies, and also enable the participants to participate in discussions and share ideas on the topics of discussions.
All are cordially invited.
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