Demographic Projections, the Environment, and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania
Kevin J. A. Thomas, Pennsylvania State University

This Paper Will Particularly Focus on How Changes in Population Composition Are Related to Food Security. We Begin by Discussing the General Demographic Factors of Projected Population Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. In This First Section We Focus on the Impacts of Births and Migration on Population Growth. We Then Take a Closer Look at Mortality Generally and Morbidity and Mortality from the HIV Epidemic More Specifically. We Use These Assessments as the Basis of Discussing Various Issues with a Direct Bearing on Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, Namely Natural Resources and Environment, Civil Conflict, and Land. We Conclude with a Few Insights on Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Gained from the Review.

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Presented in Session 104: Population, Health, and the Environment: Impacts and Responses