Science for Sustainable Societies

Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa II

Insights from Eastern and Southern Africa

Editors: Gasparatos, A., Merle, N., Ahmed, A., Karanja, A., Fukushi, K., Saito, O., Takeuchi, K. (Eds.)

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  • Shed light on how sustainability science approaches can help solve some of the pervasive challenges that Africa faces
  • Offers local case studies throughout Africa that adopt transdisciplinary and problem-oriented research approaches using methodologies from the natural and the social sciences
  • Provides an authoritative source of information on how sustainability science approaches sustainability challenges in African contexts through the multi-scale and inter/transdisciplinary approach
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The aim of this two-volume book series is to highlight some of the most pervasive sustainability challenges that Sub-Saharan Africa faces. The two volumes contain 20 chapters that illustrate very diverse sustainability challenges throughout the continent, adopting interdisciplinary and problem-oriented research approaches, and methods from the natural and the social sciences. The very diverse case study chapters are put into perspective with chapters that introduce key sustainability challenges using a regional focus. Through this multi-scale and interdisciplinary approach the two volumes provide an authoritative source about the major sustainability challenges in the continent, and how to mobilise such perspectives to develop appropriate solutions. The two volumes have a uniquely broad focus that fills a major gap in the emerging Sustainability Science scholarship.

Parts I-II highlight specific case studies on major sustainability challenges from Eastern and Southern Africa. Part III synthesizes the main lessons learnt from the chapters in the two edited volumes. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Tackling Child Malnutrition by Strengthening the Linkage Between Agricultural Production, Food Security, and Nutrition in Rural Rwanda

    Pages 3-28

    Sekiyama, Makiko (et al.)

  • Weather Shocks, Gender, and Household Consumption: Evidence from Urban Households in the Teso Sub-region, Uganda

    Pages 29-62

    Akampumuza, Precious (et al.)

  • Indigenous and Local Knowledge Practices and Innovations for Enhancing Food Security Under Climate Change: Examples from Mijikenda Communities in Coastal Kenya

    Pages 63-82

    Ndalilo, Leila (et al.)

  • Reframing the Challenges and Opportunities for Improved Sanitation Services in Eastern Africa Through Sustainability Science

    Pages 83-111

    Gabrielsson, Sara (et al.)

  • Ethanol as a Clean Cooking Alternative in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Sugarcane Production and Ethanol Adoption Sites in Malawi and Mozambique

    Pages 115-144

    Nyambane, Anne (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa II
Book Subtitle
Insights from Eastern and Southern Africa
Editors
  • Alexandros Gasparatos
  • Naidoo Merle
  • Abubakari Ahmed
  • Alice Karanja
  • Kensuke Fukushi
  • Osamu Saito
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Series Title
Science for Sustainable Societies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5358-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5358-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5357-8
Series ISSN
2197-7348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 268
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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