The Impact of International Migration on Agriculture, Food and Rural Development of Home and Host Communities: Evidence from Nigerian Immigrants in Italy and Belgium

Bio

Obi Chinedu TempleChinedu Temple Obi is a PhD student at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (DAFE), University of Pisa (Italy), and Department of Agriculture Economics, Ghent University (Belgium). He obtained his MSc in International rural development (IMRD), an Erasmus mundus programme jointly offered by a consortium of universities led by Ghent University (2017). Chinedu holds a bachelor of science in agriculture economics, extension and rural development from Imo state university, Nigeria with a first-class honor (2011). In his research, chinedu combine knowledge from behavioral economics and development economics to understand how microlevel decisions are made and the impact of such decisions. He has published in various journals including Food policy and African journal of Intellectual Property. Chinedu has working experience in academic and banking sector. In 2018, He was appointed an ambassador for Food for Thought (TFF) organization USA.

Research

His PhD project is ' The Impact of International Migration on Agriculture, Food and Rural Development of Home and Host Communities: Evidence from Nigerian Immigrants in Italy and Belgium’. Through the research, he tends to understand the role of migrants in making viable rural economies, to identify the factors that motivate people to embark on desperate migration journey through the Mediterranean Sea, to investigate the impact of international migration on the household left behind, and to highlight the policy formation that may be best suited to manage the irregular migration from West Africa to Europe.

Keywords

International Migration, Agriculture, Food, Nigeria, Europe, Impact analysis

Contact details

Obi Chinedu Temple
Chinedutemple.obi@ugent.be
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B-9000 Ghent
+32 9 264 62 04