Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Information and Communication
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2022/02
Type Academic Journal
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title The impact of climate-change-related disasters on Africa’s economic growth, agriculture, and conflicts: Can humanitarian aid and food assistance offset the damage?
Contribution Type Sole-authored
Journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher MDPI
Volume, Issue, Page 19(1),pp.467
Author and coauthor Go Shimada
Details This study analyzed the impact of climate-related natural disasters (droughts, floods, storms/rainstorms) on economic and social variables. The results showed that climate change-related natural disasters affected Africa’s economic growth, agriculture, and poverty and caused armed conflicts. Among the disasters, droughts are the main cause of negative impact, severely affecting crops such as maize and coffee and resulting in increased urban poverty and armed conflicts. In contrast, international aid has a positive effect but the impact is insignificant compared to the negative consequences of climate-related natural disasters. Cereal food assistance has a negative crowding-out effect on cereal production. International donors should review their interventions to support Africa’s adaptative capacity to disasters. Government efficiency has reduced the number of deaths, and this is an area that supports Africa’s adaptative efforts.
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