Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Environment, Agriculture and Cross-border Migrations

Environment, Agriculture and Cross-border Migrations. Edited by Emmanuel Yenshu Vubo. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2015, 172 p., ISBN : 978-2-86978-604-2

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This book brings together contributions on the challenges of the environment, agriculture and cross-border migrations in Africa; key areas that have become critical for the continent’s development. The central theme running through these contributions is that Africa’s development challenges can be attributed to its human and natural ecology. Contrasted with the Cold War epoch, current developments have ushered us into a world of long and uncertain transitions characterized by a search for new pathways including investment in large-scale agriculture by big finance, attempts to revitalize existing agriculture and reworking of social policy. A major twist relates to environmental questions, especially climate change and its global effects, leading to all forms of cross-border migrations and the emergence of new areas of strategic interest such as sub-regional developments as in the Gulf of Guinea. This book provides some intellectual clues on how to interpret these emerging predicaments and chart a way forward into a new era for Africa.

Emmanuel Yenshu Vubo is a professor of Sociology at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He has been Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and currently Associate Dean, Research and Cooperation. His research interests and publications are on the sociology of development, political sociology and the sociology/anthropology of intercommunity relations. He has served as
member of CODESRIA’s Executive Committee and member of several learned societies including Réseau International Afrique-Monde.

February 9 2016