Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa by Josephine Phillip MsangiFood Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa by Josephine Phillip Msangi

Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa

byJosephine Phillip Msangi

Hardcover | September 11, 2014

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The book focuses on food security highlighting the role of indigenous knowledge and scientific research in addressing the plight of poor small-scale agricultural producers. Rapidly growing global population and global policies and management governing sustainability, hunger, food security and poverty alleviation are discussed. Additionally, impacts of probable climate change, research on land productivity and performance of dependable food crops i.e. cassava and pearl millet are discussed. Analyzed in great detail are roles of small stock, urban/peri-urban agriculture and advantages of climate-smart agriculture and participatory research in enhancing food security of the small-scale agricultural producers in Southern Africa.
Dr. Josephine Phillip Msangi: Over the years, held various teaching and administrative positions at the following Universities: University of Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania; University of Guyana, Guyana, South America; University of Glasgow, Scotland; Kenyatta University, Kenya; Egerton University, Kenya; University of Namibia, Namibia. Also h...
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Title:Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern AfricaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:173 pagesPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319094947

ISBN - 13:9783319094946

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Table of Contents

1. Population, agriculture, poverty and food security: an overview.- 2. Policies and legislations governing marketing and food trade: Southern Africa.-  3. Urban, peri-urban agriculture and food security among small-scale agricultural producers: Southern Africa.- 4. Indigenous plant resources and food security among small-scale agricultural producers: Southern Africa.- 5. Role of small stock in safeguarding food security in dry lands: case in Namibia.- 6. Improving productivity, food safety and nutritional levels of dependable food crops: Southern Africa.- 7. Climate-smart agriculture: incorporating weather information into small-scale agricultural producers' system: South Africa.