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Green Economy and Food Security in Africa

Osabohien, Romanus and Karakara, Alhassan A. and Ashraf, Junaid and Matthew, Oluwatoyin and Osabuohien, E. S. C. and Onolade, Olawole and Waheed, Nida (2023) Green Economy and Food Security in Africa. Progress in Green Economy and Sustainability. ISSN

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The study is carried out with the objective of making contributions to the policy debate that is vital and relevant towards achieving sustainable development goals of ending poverty (SDG1), ensuring adequate food and nutrition (SDG2), promoting health and well-being (SDG3), ensuring sustainable management of water and sanitation (SGD6), building sustainable cities (SDG11), reducing emissions that cause climate change (SDG13), and protecting life in the ocean (SDG14) and on land (SDG15). The study used information from various data sources. This study made use of the data obtained from three main sources, notably, the FAO—Food and Agricultural Organization, CPIA—Country Policy and Institutional Assessment and WDI— World Development Indicators to accomplish its goals. The data for the analysis cover the range of 2005 to 2020 for African countries that members of the International Development Association (37 nations). To handle the problem of endogeneity, they applied the GMM— generalized method of moments. Findings revealed that when the economy is green, the state of food security increases. It proves that one proportionate increase in a green economy may lead to the improvement of food security in Africa by 0.24%. The findings from the GMM show that as an economy becomes greener, the condition of food insecurity reduces. In conclusion, the study submits that it is required for all relevant stakeholders to focus on policy and strategies to reach green economic growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:  Biodiversity  Clean energy  Food security  Green economy  Sustainable development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2024 11:27
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024 11:27

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