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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava as an adaptation crop to climate variability and change in coastal areas of Tanzania: a case of the Mkuranga district.

This study was carried out in two villages, Kizapala and Kazole, of the Mkuranga District, in the Coast Region of Tanzania. The objective of the study was to establish the role of cassava as an adaptation crop to the changing climate and household food security. Primary data were obtained using...

Author(s)
Mbwambo, N. A.; Liwenga, E. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Glocal networking for gender equality and sustainable livelihoods.

Applying a feminist political ecology framework, this chapter presents evidence of glocal networking among rural women from case studies in rural India, Tanzania and Italy. The three cases look at: gender and sustainable livelihoods in rural India; women mobilizing for sustainable community...

Author(s)
Harcourt, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
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 Addressing food self-sufficiency in Tanzania: a balancing act of policy coordination.

This chapter reviews aspirations by the government of Tanzania to transform agriculture and thereby to reduce income poverty while also achieving food security, especially for the 80% of the population who mainly depend on primary agricultural production for their livelihoods. This ambition is...

Author(s)
Isinika, A. C.; Msuya, E. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Land degradation, ecosystem services and resilience of smallholder farmers in Makanya catchment, Tanzania.

This paper looks at how Makanya's (Tanzania) people coped with the two consecutive low rainfall seasons in 2005 and 2006, in terms of food security and food self-sufficiency. Focus is given on the role of local ecosystems in providing important livelihood services during this type of drought.

Author(s)
Gordon, L. J.; Enfors, E. I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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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