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Improving food security in Africa

Kodjo Pierre Abassa

Improving food security in Africa

the ignored contribution of livestock

by Kodjo Pierre Abassa

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Published by UNECA, FAO in Addis Ababa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Animal industry -- Government policy -- Africa.,
    • Agriculture and state -- Africa.,
    • Food supply -- Government policy -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby K.P. Abassa.
      SeriesMonograph / Joint ECA/FAO Agriculture Division ;, no. 14, Monograph (Joint ECA/FAO Agriculture Division) ;, no. 14.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9527.A2 A23 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 48 p. :
      Number of Pages48
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL654437M
      LC Control Number96981625

        In , food insecurity is still a major global concern as 1 billion people are suffering from starvation, under-, and malnutrition, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has concluded that we are still far from reaching millennium development goal (MDG) number 1: to halve extreme poverty and hunger by In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people suffering.   The Agricultural Productivity and Food Security Project will close in , signaling its long term support for reinforcing Burkina’s agricultural and livestock value chains. With more food products available in rural markets, Burkina Faso can significantly reduce risks of food insecurity and improve its economy.

      3 Executive Summary Within the context of the Global Program for Agriculture and Food Security (GAFSP), which aims to "improve the income, food and nutrition security of the poor in developing countries", a pilot initiative "Missing Middle. For Dr. Radko, sharing his technical expertise is a way to contribute to tackle the food security challenge, by improving sustainable poultry production in East Africa. “The reality is that livestock disease remains a significant threat to achieving food security in the region.

      There is no consensus on what the optimal strategy for land use in Africa may be. Studies by the National Academy of Sciences have suggested great promise in relying on native crops as a means of improving Africa's food security. A report by Future Harvest suggests that traditionally used forage plants show the same promise. asdf Achieving Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Strengthening Development Cooperation United Nations New York, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.


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Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Biographical Sketch Summary Food insecurity and hunger are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Food securityFile Size: KB.

Food Security in the Developing World provides an entry point into the complex and challenging subject of providing access to nutritious and safe food in a readable format, capturing the essence of the subject in an effective and impactful manner. Organized into nine chapters the book covers the manifestation and measurement of food insecurity; means whereby households endeavour to be food.

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The challenge we face today is the achievement of zero hunger in the world by Enhancing food security not only enhances health and productivity, it contributes significantly to social wellbeing, economic development and national and global stability.

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Tackling hunger will take a multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary approach. African leaders in adopted the Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security, which requires countries to allocate at least 10% of. The Center on Food Security and the Environment is a joint effort of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Book.

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food security as one of the key themes in international development co-operation. This interest has translated to an urgent need to understand what interventions are most effective in supporting food security.

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