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Ecological footprint and food consumption in Minna, Nigeria

Razack, N. T. A. and Muhamad Ludin, Ahmad Nazri (2013) Ecological footprint and food consumption in Minna, Nigeria. In: The 8th International Symposium on digital Earth 2013.

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

Abstract

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. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:H Social Sciences
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:37581
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:14 Apr 2014 12:37
Last Modified:12 Sep 2017 16:08

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