Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa

Authors: Msangi, Josephine Phillip

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  • Focuses on food security situations of small-scale agricultural producers inhabiting poor sections of urban areas and dry lands in Southern Africa
  • Analyzes food security of small-scale agricultural producers in Southern Africa as opposed to other publications which look at food security on a global level
  • Brings together indigenous and scientific interventions that address the food security issues of the vulnerable sector of society
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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.

About the authors

Dr. Josephine Phillip Msangi: Over the years, held various teaching and administrative positions at the following Universities: University of Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania; University of Guyana, Guyana, South America; University of Glasgow, Scotland; Kenyatta University, Kenya; Egerton University, Kenya; University of Namibia, Namibia. Also held positions in other professional institutions as follows: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI); Chairman, International Geographical Union (IGU) National Committee; Member of the Inter-University Council for East Africa; Commonwealth Geographical Bureau (CGB) Management Committee. Member of following professional bodies: Tanzania Geographical Association; International Geographical Union Commission on Marine Geography; Third World Organization for Women in Science and Technology (TWOWS; Women in Science and Technology in Africa Network (WISTAN) World Learning Conservation Network, Southern Africa; Commission on Education and Communication (IUCN). Published 4 books and over 70 professional papers and chapters in peer refereed journals and books.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Population, Agriculture, Poverty and Food Security: An Overview

    Pages 1-19

    Msangi, Josephine Phillip

  • Policies and Legislations Governing Marketing and Food Trade: Southern Africa

    Pages 21-41

    Msangi, Josephine Phillip

  • Urban, Peri-urban Agriculture and Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers: Southern Africa

    Pages 43-74

    Msangi, Josephine Phillip

  • Indigenous Plant Resources and Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers: Southern Africa

    Pages 75-104

    Msangi, Josephine Phillip

  • Role of Small-Stock in Safeguarding Food Security in Dry Lands: Case in Namibia

    Pages 105-127

    Msangi, Josephine Phillip

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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Softcover 126,34 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09495-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09495-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09494-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36347-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 173
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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