Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa

  • Josephine Phillip Msangi

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Introduction

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.

Keywords

Climate-smart agriculture Cross border trade and food security Indigenous knowledge in agricultural systems Probable climate change Vulnerability of small-scale agricultural produces

Authors and affiliations

  • Josephine Phillip Msangi
    • 1
  1. 1.WELER Consulting ServicesWindhoek NamibiaNamibia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09495-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09494-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09495-3
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