This paper focuses on the severity of the African food situation was demanding programmes and plans of action such as the Lagos Plan of Action (1980) and the FAO African Food Plan (1980), the twin problems of post harvest food losses and of arable land lost to urban development in Africa were considered for joint action.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsFebruary, 1987Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 1987Sudan, Somalia
The recent FAO in-depth study on agricultural and food problems in Africa concluded that even the present inadequate food supply situation is unsustainable. Unless major policy decisions are taken and implemented to resolve the food production crisis and reduce the rate of population growth, the trends of the past 25 years will continue and the food supply situation will continue to deteriorate during the next 25 years. Famine of the magnitude experienced during the 1983-1934 drought could become a regular feature even in period of more average rainfall.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1988Kenya, Somalia, Sub-Saharan Africa
This article discusses the enclosure of rangelands and registration of exclusive rights to grazing by individuals or groups of pastoralists. This trend has been increasing greatly over the last twenty years. This occurs because:it is encouraged by governments, planners and multi-lateral donor agencies in an attempt to 'rationalise'the use of rangelands.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1987Sub-Saharan Africa
This article synthesises findings on various topics relating to drought strategies and land use in African pastoral systems. These include:an exploration of the ecology of african rangelandsan investigation into pastoral strategies for mitigation of droughta look at the importance of opportunistic behavior and mobility as a strategy for pastoralistsan exploration of the factors contributing to a gradual breakdown of nomadism.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1987Madagascar
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