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Cover for Urban agriculture: challenges and opportunities in urban water management and planning.

Africa is urbanizing rapidly, and many unemployed or poor people are trying to produce food in urban and peri-urban areas. Many local authorities see this as high-risk food production, mainly because of the risk of use of contaminated water. However, with good planning, urban gardens can supply...

Author(s)
Wesselow, M.; Kifunda, C.; Auerbach, R.; Siebenhüner, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
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Cover for BERAS - a global network of food systems with examples from Sweden, Haiti, Tanzania and India.

Adopting a food systems approach in practice starts from recognizing that food systems serve the basic human needs of food and drink needed to sustain human life, but also serve wider cultural needs. The food systems approach helps organic food and farming by making interdependencies more apparent, ...

Author(s)
Hertwig, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

A comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Case studies of eight African (viz. Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia)...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From Ujamaa to structural adjustment - agricultural intensification in Tanzania.

An overview of the role of the Tanzanian government in the development of markets, institutions and transport infrastructure is presented. Also, the micro-level effects of various government policies and policy instruments are assessed. The chapter concludes by summarizing the roles of private...

Author(s)
Isinika, A. C.; Ashimogo, G. C.; Mlangwa, J. E. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spurts in production - Africa's limping Green Revolution.

The present food situation in sub-Saharan Africa is described; also, examples of historical agricultural experiences and of some attempted sub-Saharan Green Revolutions are presented. An overview of food production development in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria, ...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The state and agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa.

The agricultural intensification (or its absence) in eight sub-Saharan African countries, viz. Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia, is discussed. Special emphasis is directed at the triad state-market-smallholders and their respective roles in staple food...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter

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