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Cover for Production and growing regions.

This chapter focuses on pomegranate production and growing regions in Iran, India, China, Spain, Turkey, Afghanistan, Egypt, USA, Azerbaijan, Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Albania, Southern Hemisphere, Peru, South Africa, Chile and Australia.

Author(s)
Ferrara, G.; Selahvarzi, Y.; Ahmadpourmir, H.; Mazzeo, A.; Giancaspro, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The relationship of food, tourism, destination branding and marketing.

This chapter uses many examples, especially from South Africa, Malawi and Gambia, in order to highlight the relationship of tourism, food, destination branding and marketing. It explains branding and brands, the relationship between brands and destination, and how food brands are related to tourism ...

Author(s)
Mankhomwa, E.; Chilembwe, J. M.; Mweiwa, V. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394286)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for The likely impact of the 2015-2018 drought in South Africa: lessons from the 2008 food price crisis and future implications.

Although still controversial, several reviews of research show that organic foods are more nutritious and contain fewer poisons than conventional foods. Poor food choices lead to low dietary diversity, and refined foods have many nutrients removed; low nutrient density and high sugars, salts and...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Piek, H.; Battersby, J.; Devereux, S.; Olivier, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The use of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) to support organic food systems in Africa.

The theory of participatory action research recommends finding tools for community participation in analysis of the situation and development of community programmes. Two case studies, from KwaZulu-Natal and from Philippi near Cape Town, are examined. Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strengthening participation in the organic value chain for small-scale farmers in Southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

While many food security interventions focus on production-related constraints to food security, fewer focus on the integration of smallholder farmers in the supply chain. In the Agricultural Sustainable Community Investment Project (Agri-SCIP), operating on the south coast of the Kwa-Zulu Natal...

Author(s)
Troosters, W.; Auerbach, R.; Haysom, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Participatory Guarantee Systems as an organic market entry point for small-scale farmers in South Africa.

A survey into the experiences of small-scale commercial farmers in South Africa as well as the development and effectiveness of Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) as a tool to connect small-scale organic farmers to the market, showed that the PGS in Gauteng worked well because the coordinator...

Author(s)
Mashele, N. J.; Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development of an inclusive value chain for peri-urban micro-farmers.

The agricultural sector in South Africa is complex in nature with the historical displacement of its people still impacting on land ownership and farming methods. At the heart of government policy is the redistribution of agricultural land, but this has not been supported with the tools and skills...

Author(s)
Purkis, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Supporting vulnerable communities in the Eastern Cape: assessing the rainfall evidence.

Decline in mean annual rainfall of over 10% has been experienced widely in the Eastern Cape over the past 20 years. In many cases, this means that annual rainfall of about 500 mm in the past is now about 400 mm, and the summer seasonal rainfall has declined from 400 mm to 300 mm. This means that...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water efficiency, energy efficiency and suburban vegetable production.

Rainwater harvesting, solar water heating and organic vegetable production were used to improve efficiency in a suburban home in George, in South Africa's Southern Cape. In a year, treated municipal water consumption decreased from 17 kL/month to 8 kL/month, and 60 kL of rainwater was used for...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Caude, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Experiential training of farmers and university diploma students in KwaZulu-Natal and the Southern Cape.

This practitioner reflection reports on 30 years of training agroecological farmers in various African contexts. It argues that good theory should be drawn out of good practice, to help farmers to adapt to climate change while producing nourishing food sustainably. Currently, training is often...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter

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