Variabilité Climatique Et Changements Dans L’environnement À Korhogo En Côte D’ivoire : Mythes Ou Réalité ?

Boko-Koiadia Adjoua N. Nadège, Guéladio Cissé, Brama Koné, Dedy Séri

Abstract


Climate change which is considered as a threat to biodiversity, causes paradoxical situations everywhere it manifests itself. These include, among others, drought and desertification; floods and storms; sea level rise, reduction of the vegetation cover; water supply sources and, animal and plant species disappearance. In Korhogo, in the North of Côte d’Ivoire, the climate variability and environmental change phenomena are perceived and described by the population. A qualitative approach with historical and comparative analysis tools are used in this study to focus on the perceptions of the populations through indicators of both climate variability and environmental changes. It also analyses the major challenges the population will face, which are mainly related to alteration in farming practices and seasons, loss of production, and extension of the lean period, the risk of food insecurity and conflicts related to the exploitation and the distribution of water resources; and mostly, to the lack of information- educationcommunication on the phenomenon. On the whole, although the study brings out an awareness about climate variability and environmental changes, it especially show the need for emergent multidimensional actions for effective response strategies to the changes observed in the area.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n5p158

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n5p158


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