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Rural exodus and urban activities in Africa

The activities of people migrating from rural to urban environments in Africa impact health. Watch Akuto Konou explain this with urban agriculture.

A steady migration brings people from rural locations to African cities. Their growing number gives rise to the phenomenon of urban agriculture. How does this impact the health of people living in the cities?

As Akuto Konou points out in this video, rural migration has many impacts. It adds to population growth and to urban sprawl, but also to the ascent of urban agriculture. There are benefits as well as health hazards to agricultural activities in the city.

After having watched the video, how would you evaluate benefits and health hazards? What do you think is the biggest benefit – and what is the biggest danger? We look forward to reading your comments!

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