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Effects of environmental information dissemination and use on food security in Gwagwalada area council of federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja Nigeria.

BC Funom, F Agbese, HA Udeli

Abstract


The study examined the effects of Environmental Information Dissemination and use on Food Security in Gwagwalada Area Council. The objective of the study is to determine the type of environmental information available in Gwagwalada Area Council of FCT.A total number of fifty questionnaires were issued and forty five were found usable. The survey design was used for the study .Ques tionnaire was designed, administered and collected by the researchers personally. The findings revealed that information centres are the major custodians of environmental information in the area council. It was also revealed that the area council environme ntal protection agency is the only agency that is operational in Gwagwalada area council. They people are illiterate and not ICT friendly. The major challenges are funding, poor access road and illiteracy on the part of the people of the area for whom the information is meant.

Key words: Environment, Information, Dissemination, Use, Security, Food.




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