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Bialaba Migrants from the Northern of Benin to Nigeria, in Search of Productive Land—Insights for Living with Climate Change

by 1,*,† and 2,†
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District of Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn, Lennéstraße 25, 53113 Bonn, Germany
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Centre for Development Research (ZEFa District), University of Bonn, Walter-Flex-Str.3, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Sustainability 2015, 7(3), 3175-3203; https://doi.org/10.3390/su7033175
Received: 27 November 2014 / Revised: 25 February 2015 / Accepted: 26 February 2015 / Published: 17 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Climate Change Impacts on Inland Fisheries)
The concept of Environmental Migration has been broadly discussed by the international scientific community. Especially developing countries will have to develop strategies to cope with a rising number of people migrating at national and international levels due to climatic changes and environmental degradation. This paper will critically analyze the term Environmental Migration and sets it in relation to a case study conducted in northwest Benin in August/October of 2013 with Bialaba, analyzing their temporary migration pattern to Nigeria. The aim is to reveal current discussions on the term “Environmental Migration”/“Environmental Migrant” and to discuss its conceptual limits. The qualitative study in this working paper was conducted in the form of 36 interviews with farmers in the Dassari watershed North of Benin and surrounding villages as well as with stakeholders of the local government and NGOs active in the research area. Research results are presented in the following paper to clarify migration motives for the Bialaba of northwest Benin towards Nigeria aiming to stimulate discussions on the topic and to promote new research pathways. View Full-Text
Keywords: Environmental Migration; Bialaba; Northwest Benin; Nigeria Environmental Migration; Bialaba; Northwest Benin; Nigeria
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Dreier, V.; Sow, P. Bialaba Migrants from the Northern of Benin to Nigeria, in Search of Productive Land—Insights for Living with Climate Change. Sustainability 2015, 7, 3175-3203. https://doi.org/10.3390/su7033175

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Dreier V, Sow P. Bialaba Migrants from the Northern of Benin to Nigeria, in Search of Productive Land—Insights for Living with Climate Change. Sustainability. 2015; 7(3):3175-3203. https://doi.org/10.3390/su7033175

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Dreier, Vanessa, and Papa Sow. 2015. "Bialaba Migrants from the Northern of Benin to Nigeria, in Search of Productive Land—Insights for Living with Climate Change" Sustainability 7, no. 3: 3175-3203. https://doi.org/10.3390/su7033175

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