Livelihoods, Food Security, Environmental Impacts, and Climate Change

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Rural Geography Specialty Group, Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 8:40 AM / 9:55 AM
Room: Colorado, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Majestic Level
Organizers: Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, Mohamed Ibrahim
Chairs: Abel Chikanda


Papers in this session focus on food security and livelihoods. The session brings together findings from local and national studies of rural and urban livelihoods in Colombia, the Sudan, Tanzania, the United States, and Zimbabwe. The studies of agriculture and tourism examine household surveys in Harare, ethnographic research in Colombia, as well as surveys of farmers in Missouri, and tourists in Tanzania to discuss indicators and perceptions of food security, climate change, and environmental impacts across sociodemographic groups. The papers include an appraisal of the “New” Green Revolution in Africa (NGRA), gendered and changing dimensions of adaptation among farmers and fishing communities, as well as perceptions of international tourists about livelihood and environmental consequences of nature-based tourism. Combined the studies contribute to the geography literature on cultural and political ecology of agricultural and tourism development.
Topics examined include:

• Food security
• Agriculture
• Tourism
• Climate change
• Food systems
• Gender
• Perception
• Adaptation
• Fisheries
• Green Revolution
• Urban agriculture
• Food purchases
• Pastoral Nomads


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Mohamed Ibrahim*, Hunter College - CUNY, Sustainability of African Food Security by Small holders: The Integration of Livestock and Crop Production in Sudan 15 8:40 AM
Presenter Abel Chikanda*, University of Kansas, Gendering the Dimensions of Urban Household Food Security in Harare, Zimbabwe 15 8:55 AM
Presenter Abigail Aderonmu*, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Ann Wood, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Jimmy Adegoke, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri Farmers’ Climate Change Perceptions: Relating Changing Trend in Climate Variables to Extreme Weather Events 15 9:10 AM
Presenter Anna Solberg*, Kent State University, Tourist Perceptions, Environmental Impacts, and Future Questions for Tanzania's Tourism Industry 15 9:25 AM
Presenter Karly Miller*, University of California, Food Security Impacts of Rural Tourism Development 15 9:40 AM

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