Environmental Disaster, Risky and Food Insecurity in Nigeria

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume IX, Issue II, February 2022 | ISSN 2321–2705

Environmental Disaster, Risky and Food Insecurity in Nigeria

Ubani Princewill1*, Chikagbum Wocha2 and Iyowuna Jonah3
1,2 Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Bori Nigeria
3Department of Surveying and Geomatics, Rivers State University Port Harcourt Nigeria
*Corresponding authors

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Abstract: The recent research evaluates regional and household food insecurities experiences on human persuaded or induced hazard with potentials for replication in other sub communities of the country and further afield in Africa. The research underpinned on theoretical framework to explain the severity and natural surrogates inducing food insecurity and considerable approaches for realization of sustainable food security. Primary and secondary data sources were employed. Whereas the former sources include structural questionnaire and interview surveys, the later sources comprises of relevant literature such as books, journals and conference report etc. The gathered dataset was collated and analysed using statistical percentage and regression. The findings established that climatic induced hazard such as extreme temperature, flooding, drought, riverbank erosion and high wind served as an agent of disaster and triggers food insecurity in the regions or six (6) geopolitical zones of Nigeria owing to what they offer to the environment and human settlement. The research later pointed that vigorous relationship exists between food insecurity and depression problem of many households heads at significant score of (P>0.05).

Keyword: Climatic, Hazard, Induced, Food Insecurity, Environmental and African


Disaster and food insecurity are related modern-day phenomena of the 21st century. The relationship between the two environmental phenomena is directs and represents the central and socio- ecological issues. This is meaningful because of the unprecedented rise in regional problems, as regional communities have become the major character of nowadays. In the same vain, insecurity of food has become a real threat to the socio-environmental survival and sustainability of regional communities (Researchers survey 2022).