American Journal of Human Ecology <p>American Journal of Human Ecology is a peer-reviewed academic journal committed to publishing pivotal research on the complex interactions between humans and their environments. It aims to enhance understanding of the diverse aspects shaping human ecology and advance sustainable solutions to environmental issues. This journal serves as a platform for scholarly discourse on the dynamic relationships integral to human-environment interactions.</p> en-US <p>Copyrights for articles published in World Scholars journals are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.</p> (Editor) (Support) Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:51:27 +0000 OJS 60 Understanding Urban Farm households Vulnerability to Economic shocks in South-South Nigeria <p align="center">High level of vulnerability of urban farmers to economic shocks occasioned by variability in climate often hampers their effective participation in economic activities. Lack of information on the vulnerability status of urban households often limit their effective participation in economic activities. This study assessed the vulnerability status of urban farmers in South-south region of Nigeria. Data for this study was obtained from two hundred and eighty nine (289) households that were randomly selected from three States in South-south Nigeria and analyzed using vulnerability index analysis. The results indicated that the vulnerability of urban farmers in the area is caused by lack of access to formal credit (0.95), lack of access to land (0.86), low asset value (0.82), loss of primary income earner (0.81), loss of productive asset (0.73), low farm income (0.71), high dependent population and low level of education (0.69). Also, households that were totally dependent on farm income were 66% more likely to be vulnerable to economic shocks. The study shows the economic vulnerability of urban farmers is high and recommends capacity building, provision of formal credit and provision of land in cities for urban agriculture.</p> UBOKUDOM OKON, Kesit K Nkeme, Ubon A Essien, Chukwuemeka C Onyia Copyright (c) 2018 American Journal of Human Ecology Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000