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Mar 14

Impact of climate change on migration : Evidence from Moroccan community in Italy

Auteurs : Mohamed Ait Hou (1), Ismaili Mohammed (2) & Giulio Malorgio (3)

(1) Department of Agriculture and food Science (DISTAL), University of Bologna – Italy;  (2) PhD at University Texas A&M, Professor at Moulay Ismail University, Faculty of Science Meknès – Morocco; (3) Department of Agriculture and food Science (DISTAL), University of Bologna – Italy.

Ait HouSpeaker : Ait Hou Mohamed, Ph.D. en Economie et Politique Agricole et Alimentaire; ayant ouvré en Sciences Agronomiques ; Macroéconomie et Microéconomie approfondie, Chaînes Globales de Valeur (GVCs) ; Analyse des filières agro-alimentaires internationales ; Normes publiques et privées et gouvernance de la sécurité sanitaire alimentaire ; Marketing des produits agroalimentaires ; Théorie de l’organisation industrielle ; Étude de cas : réalisation d’enquêtes et analyse des données.

Abstract : Climate change by inducing desertification will increase significantly the migration fluxes toward European countries especially Spain, France and Italy. The Moroccan community working in Italy was taken as an example. Increases in the frequency and severity of chronic environmental hazards and sudden onset disasters will alter typical migration patterns of communities and entire countries. Several empirical studies confirm that current environmental factors are one of many variables driving migration. To assess the impact of climate change on migration, we will highlight the results of a fieldwork on rapid- and slow- onset environmentally induced migration in Morocco. This investigation is based on the perceptions of changes in climate and the impact of changes in climate on migration. The Moroccan community working in Italy was taken as an example.

Keywords: Climate change, Migration, Desertification, Moroccan community.

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