Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
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Ecosystem-Based Approach for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Addressing Food Security and Nutrition

  • Salamatou Abdourahamane IlliassouEmail author
  • Vincent Onguso Oeba
Reference work entry


The ecosystem-based approach (EBA) is a strategy for the integrated management of land, water, and living resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way. It aims to restore or strengthen the self-sustaining capacity of human-natural relationships (Richter et al. 2015) and represents a framework of action under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).


The burgeoning world population is expected to rise from 7.6 to 9.8 billion by 2050. This will significantly increase the demands for food and land for housing and settlement with their corollary on land degradation, biodiversity habitat loss, and an increase in waste production (Hazell and Wood 2008; Godfray et al. 2010; Seto et al. 2012). In addition, studies have shown that 795 millions of people were still suffering from hunger in 2017 even though the actual world food production was beyond the calorific requirement of its population (FAO et al. 2015). These people are...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salamatou Abdourahamane Illiassou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vincent Onguso Oeba
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Agronomic SciencesUniversity of DiffaDiffaNiger
  2. 2.African Forest Forum, C/o World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)NairobiKenya

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