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Ecological footprint and food consumption in Minna, Nigeria

Razack, N. T. A. A. and Muhamad Ludin, Ahmad Nazri (2014) Ecological footprint and food consumption in Minna, Nigeria. 8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth (ISDE8), 18 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1755-1315


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012179


Cities all over the world are growing and will continue to grow as development is tilted toward development at the expense of the rural area. As a result of this there is need for development of housing that constructed at the urban fringes. There are many tools to measure sustainability of a city and one of them is Ecological Footprint. This paper looked at the Ecological Footprint and food consumption Minna, Nigeria. The paper evaluates the effectiveness of Ecological Footprint in the context of urban development. The survey revealed that food contributed 38.77% of the Ecological Footprint of Minna. This is as a result of the lifestyle of the people. It was concluded that the Ecological Footprint of Minna (1.096gha) is lower than the national bio-capacity (1.24gha), which therefore make city sustainable. Therefore, the people of Minna have to develop a lifestyle that will be sustainable better than the present practice

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:bio-capacity, ecological footprint, food consumption, Nigeria, urban development
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:52461
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 03:51
Last Modified:19 Sep 2018 05:07

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