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Accepted Paper:

Food insecurity and displacement, outcomes of climate change amidst COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria.  
Chinyere Igbosoroeze (Federal university of Agriculture Abeokuta)

Paper short abstract:

The rate of food insecurity and displacement of people has been on the increase and this has escalated due to climate change and COVID 19 pandemic. If nothing is done to salvage this situation, a projected 3.6 million or more people will bel severely food insecure.

Paper long abstract:

In Nigeria, food insecurity is at an alarming state most especially in the north eastern part of the country.

Farmers are faced with the problems of erosion, drought as a result of the climate change. This has affected their production levels. According to FAO, food insecurity has been declared as an emergency.

The north eastern part of Nigeria that produces most of the food that are supplied to other parts of the country are faced with other social problems like insurgency amidst the climate change. Most of the people are displaced from their homes having lost their farm lands to natural disasters. Families now depend on humanitarian access for their daily needs.

The emergence of COVID 19 pandemic has further worsened the situation. Farmers were prevented from going to the farms, social distancing, and other COVID 19 guidlines has their consequential effects.

What measures can be put in place to mitigate this escalating problem of food insecurity. How can farmers be assisted to recover farmlands that they lost. How can the displaced families be given a new lease of life.

COVID 19 has caused so much deaths. The income of farmers have dwindled and they are unable to receive proper medical care thereby leading to their death. Their farms are unattended to due to their ill heath, less food is produced, the prices of food increases and a large population are hungry. All these will be reviewed in this paper.

Panel P51b
The impact of Covid-19 on the displacement crisis resulting from natural disasters II
  Session 1 Friday 2 July, 2021, -