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Environment, Agriculture and Cross-border Migrations

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This book brings together contributions on the challenges of the environment, agriculture and cross-border migrations in Africa; key areas that have become critical for the continent’s development. The central theme running through these contributions is that Africa’s development challenges can be attributed to its human and natural ecology. Contrasted with the Cold War epoch, current developments have ushered us into a world of long and uncertain transitions characterized by a search for new pathways including investment in large-scale agriculture by big finance, attempts to revitalize existing agriculture and reworking of social policy. A major twist relates to environmental questions, especially climate change and its global effects, leading to all forms of cross-border migrations and the emergence of new areas of strategic interest such as sub-regional developments as in the Gulf of Guinea. This book provides some intellectual clues on how to interpret these emerging predicaments and chart a way forward into a new era for Africa.

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Published 29 December 2015
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Environment, Agriculture and Crossborder Migrations
This book is a product of the CODESRIA 13th General Assembly, 2011
Africa and the Challenges of the Twentyfirst Century
Environment, Agriculture and
Crossborder Migrations
Edited by Emmanuel Yenshu Vubo
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in AfricaDAKAR
©CODESRIA 2015 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop, Angle Canal IV PO. Box: 3304 Dakar, 18524, Senegal Website: www.codesria.org ISBN: 9782869786042 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage or retrieval system without prior permission from CODESRIA.
Typesetting: Alpha Ousmane Dia Cover Design: Ibrahima Fofana
Distributed in Africa by CODESRIA Distributed elsewhere by African Books Collective, Oxford, UK Website: www.africanbookscollective.com
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is an independent organisation whose principal objectives are to facilitate research, promote researchbased publishing and create multiple forums geared towards the exchange of views and information among African researchers. All these are aimed at reducing the fragmentation of research in the continent through the creation of thematic research networks that cut across linguistic and regional boundaries.
CODESRIA publishesAfrica Development, the longest standing Africa based social science journal;Afrika Zamani, a journal of history; theAfrican Sociological Review; the African Journal of International Affairs;Africa Review of Booksand theJournal of Higher Education in Africa. The Council also copublishes theAfrica Media Review;Identity, Culture and Politics:An AfroAsian Dialogue;The African Anthropologist,Journal of African Tranformation, Méthod(e)s:African Review of Social Sciences Methodology, and theAfro Arab Selections for Social Sciences. The results of its research and other activities are also disseminated through its Working Paper Series, Green Book Series, Monograph Series, Book Series, Policy Briefs and the CODESRIA Bulletin. Select CODESRIA publications are also accessible online at www.codesria.org
CODESRIA would like to express its gratitude to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Danish Agency for International Development (DANIDA), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Open Society Foundations (OSFs), TrustAfrica, UNESCO, UN Women, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the Government of Senegal for supporting its research, training and publication programmes.
Contents
List of Contributorsvii ..........................................................................................................................................................Introduction1 .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
1.The Environmental Question in Africa: A General Statement Anta Sané5 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
2. Environmental Communication and Sustainable Forest Governance Management in CameroonVictor Ngu Cheo19 ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
3.Farmers’ Perceptions and Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from Ghana Henry deGraft Acquah, Jacob Nunoo and Kwabena Nkansah Darfor35 ..........................................................
4.Communities, Surrounding Environments and Damgenerated Hydroelectric Power Projects in Cameroon  Emmanuel Yenshu Vubo and Kometa Sunday Shende53 .................................................................................................................
5.Transforming African Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward in the Twentyfirst Century  Ntangsi Max Memfi69 ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
6.Land Grab and the Viability of Foreign Investments in SubSaharan Africa: The Nigerian Experience Justitia O. Nnabuko and Chibuike U. Uche87 ...............................................................................................................................................................
7.Land Grab in Kenya: Risks and Opportunities  Samuel Ong’wen Okuro105 .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
8.Pastoralism, Social Protection and Vision 2030 in Kenya: Possibilities and Prospects  Maurice N. Amutabi121 ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
9.Crossborder Migrations, Regional Integration and Conviviality in the Gulf of Guinea: Reality and Prospects  Emmanuel Yenshu Vubo and Humphrey Ngala Ndi139 .................................................................................................................
List of Contributors
Henry deGraft Acquahat the Department of Agricultural Economics and is Extension, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has a PhD from the University of Göttingen.His research interests include asymmetric price transmission, microfinance and rural finance, and Bayesian econometrics and statistics.
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabiis the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) Kisii University, Kenya. He was formerly a lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) where he taught courses in Research Methods, Political Science, Development, Peace and Conflict Studies. He is the author ofThe NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). He is coauthor ofNationalism and Democracy for PeopleCentered Development in Africa(Moi University Press, 2000) andFoundations of Adult Education in AfricaTown/Hamburg: Pearson/ (Cape UNESCO, 2005). He coeditedRegime Change and Transition Politics in Africa(New York: Routledge, 2012).
Victor Ngu Cheois a senior lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Buea, Cameroon. His areas of interest include environmental and sustainable communication. He holds a PhD in policy and environmental communication from the Brandenburg University of Technology, (BTU) Cottbus, Germany. Kwabena Nkansah Darfor,Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. His areas of specialisation include environmental economics, labour economics, and resource economics. Sunday Shende Kometa,in Geography at University of Buea, Lecturer Cameroon. Humphrey Ngoda Ndiis Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.He specialises in human geography with specific emphasis on medical/health geography in particular. He has a special interest in remote sensing. Justitia O. Nnabuko,Senior Lecturer and Acting Head, Department of Marketing, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.