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Cover for Climate change and coping strategies for sustainable food production among small-scale farmers in Nigeria.

This chapter discusses the meaning of climate change, capacity building, sustainable agricultural development and the implications for sustainable food production. Furthermore, the causes of climate change (both human (anthropogenic) and natural causes) are addressed, along with the impact of...

Author(s)
Ayanda, I. F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainability of agriculture and food shortage: a brief analysis of the African condition.

This chapter looks at the current food shortage situation in sub-Saharan Africa, its principal causes and effects, and the policy and technical remedies for more sustainable agricultural solutions. Sections in this chapter discuss: population growth, food production and carrying capacity;...

Author(s)
James, V. U.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The Gender Informed Nutrition and Agriculture (GINA) alliance and the Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program (NCRSP).

The US Agency for International Development's (USAID) Gender Informed Nutrition and Agriculture (GINA) Alliance, piloted in Uganda, Mozambique and Nigeria, has proven effective in reducing hunger and poverty. The programme employed a gender-focused, community-based approach to improving household...

Author(s)
Lewis, C. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Critical issues to consider in the selection of crops in a food-based approach to improve vitamin A status - based on a South African experience.

Vitamin A deficiency is of public health significance in the developing world. Household food production of β-carotene-rich vegetables and fruits is a long-term strategy that can contribute to combating vitamin A deficiency. It is, however, important to grow food crops to meet the nutritional needs ...

Author(s)
Faber, M.; Laurie, S. M.; Jaarsveld, P. J. van
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Camel meat in the world.

This book chapter provides the available statistics on camel meat production in different parts of the world, including the camel slaughtering rate trends and the contribution of camel meat to meat production. The camel meat market in the Horn of Africa, Central and Western Africa, and Asia, are...

Author(s)
Faye, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641010)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future challenges for the world food economy and sub-Saharan Africa: major environmental and socioeconomic drivers of change.

This chapter examines the long-term 'drivers' of change in world food systems, specifically, selected factors influencing the food supply and demand balance, current and future, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is argued that the exposure of the SSA region to world commodity markets that became...

Author(s)
Msangi, S.; Rosegrant, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938284)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for The food and financial crises in sub-Saharan Africa: origins, impacts and policy implications.

This book focuses on the 2007-2008 food price crisis and the ensuing financial and economic crisis (both globally and in sub-Saharan Africa), illustrating the problems using country case studies that cover their origins, effects on agriculture and rural poverty, and their underlying factors. The 13 ...

Author(s)
Lee, D. R.; Ndulo, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938284)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food production standards and farm worker welfare in Kenya.

This chapter focuses on the effect of private food production standards on the welfare of farm workers in Kenya. The chapter is divided into several sections. The section, Conceptual Framework and Methodology, describes the application of the Sen?s functionings approach in the context of production ...

Author(s)
Ehlert, C.; Mithöfer, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Monitoring intervention strategies in different farming systems.

This chapter states that if an intervention directed towards promoting food security in a World Development Region (WDR) is to be successful, the region needs to be surveyed to determine in general terms its characteristics regarding its agro-ecological zones. This then could lead to an assessment...

Author(s)
Bakker, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938413)
Type
Book chapter

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