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Food for All in Africa : Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers / Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, Katrin Glatzel.

Author/Creator:
Conway, Gordon author., Author,
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (342 p.) : 3 b&w halftones, 1 b&w line drawing, 10 maps, 38 charts
Subjects:
Agricultural intensification -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Farms, Small -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Food security -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Produce trade -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sustainable agriculture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Local subjects:
African Hist & Diaspora.
Agriculture.
sustainable agriculture, resilience, value chains, hunger, malnutrition.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
Africa requires a new agricultural transformation that is appropriate for Africa, that recognizes the continent's diverse environments and climates, and that takes into account its histories and cultures while benefiting rural smallholder farmers and their families.In this boldly optimistic book, Sir Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel describe the key challenges faced by Africa's smallholder farmers and present the concepts and practices of Sustainable Intensification (SI) as opportunities to sustainably transform Africa's agriculture sector and the livelihoods of millions of smallholders. The way forward, they write, will be an agriculture sector deeply rooted within SI: producing more with less, using fertilizers and pesticides more prudently, adapting to climate change, improving natural capital, adopting new technologies, and building resilience at every stage of the agriculture value chain.Food for All in Africa envisions a virtuous circle generated through agricultural development rooted in SI that results in greater yields, healthier diets, improved livelihoods for farmers, and sustainable economic opportunities for the rural poor that in turn generate further investment. It describes the benefits of digital technologies for farmers and the challenges of transforming African agricultural policies and creating effective and inspiring leadership.Food for All in Africa demonstrates why we should take on the challenge and provides ideas and methods through which it can be met.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Foreword / Adesina, Akinwumi A.
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introduction: A Book for Optimists
Part 1. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
1. African Farms and Farmers
2. Hunger and Malnutrition
3. The Threats to Food Security
4. Resilient Farmers
Part 2. SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION
5. Sustainable Agriculture
6. Agriculture and Ecology
7. The New Genetics
8. Value Chains
Part 3. AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION
9. Digital Farmers
10. Transforming Agriculture
11. Leadership and Performance
Notes
Author Biographies
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
Contributor:
Badiane, Ousmane, author., Author,
Glatzel, Katrin, author., Author,
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781501744419
OCLC:
1097459995
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501744419 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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