Reliance on rainfall for agriculture and increased climate change and variability pose growing production risks in developing countries. Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is dominated by smallholder farmers who depend mainly on rain-fed agriculture, putting food security at both household and national levels at risk, especially in the event of drought. Investment in smallholder irrigation becomes a priority in developing countries if food security and national development goals are to be met, as their economies are agro-based.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Malawi, Africa
Library ResourceJanuary, 2009Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Peru, Ghana, Congo, Argentina, Senegal, Malawi
This report, by researchers working in urban agriculture (UA), examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanising global South, the book examines the contribution of UA and city farming to livelihoods and food security. The case studies covered by the authors, focus on the following aspects of urban agriculture:
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsOctober, 2012Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi, Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Africa's growing demand for food has been met increasingly by imports from the global market. This, coupled with rising global food prices, brings ever-mounting food import bills. In addition, population growth and changing demand patterns will double demands over the next 10 years. Two key issues must be addressed: (a) establishing a consistent and stable policy environment for regional trade in fertilizers; and (b) investing in institutions that reduce the transaction costs of coordination failures.
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