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Sustainable food production in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sustainable food production in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Published by IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.,
  • Sustainable agriculture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRaj, D. R. Mohan., International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination108 p. :
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15392774M

    Food Sec. NEPAD has indeed aimed at providing a framework for sustainable development to be shared by all Africa's people, emphasizing the role of partnerships among African countries themselves and between them and the international community, and proposed a shared and common vision to eradicate poverty through sustained economic growth and sustainable development. Also, the message tends to ignore the unique workload, responsibilities, and constraints facing women farmers. In parts of Nigeria yam has become a luxury food. It has been informed by the needs of countries in SSA, as expressed in the report of a workshop held in Kenya in March see external links ref We are calling on governments, in partnership with the private sector and NGOs, to recognise the huge potential for sustainable intensification as a driver of development — in terms of food security, better nutrition and more resilient rural livelihoods.

    There are three opportunities for improving storage to reduce losses in grains and oilseeds. Sub-Saharan Africa has many more yummy dishes to offer the world than those listed above. Melons kept well, and their seeds provided oil. Post-harvest food losses are particularly high in sub-Saharan Africa SSAwhere a third of all food produced is lost before it reaches the marketplace pdf.

    As such, sustainable intensification polarises opinion. Changes, however slight, may disrupt daily household routines. Both books constitute an urgent call for concerted action, supported by hard and reliable evidence, thoroughly, constructively and reliably analyzed, within the region as a whole, as well as by the international community. Could sustainable intensification increase crop yields in Africa? Strategies for promoting traditional food crops The changing food demand patterns of urban populations have had adverse effects on the consumption of minor crops in general, and traditional staples in particular. We are calling on governments, in partnership with the private sector and NGOs, to recognise the huge potential for sustainable intensification as a driver of development — in terms of food security, better nutrition and more resilient rural livelihoods.


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Sustainable food production in Sub-Saharan Africa. book

However, there are customs that constrain women's access to land. However, consumer acceptance of soybean, unlike that of rice or wheat, was initially not very high except in one or two states where soybean had been introduced in the s by British colonialists and where local uses, e.

A chapati by any other name would still be delish : Chapati and chapati roll. At the same time, the Northern part of the continent met many of the targets, including those on poverty and hunger reduction, universal primary education, children and mothers' health, as well as sanitation.

In addition, the reliability of food supplies is reducing because of the increasingly unpredictable impacts of climate change, pests and diseases. References Grayson, M. In making these recommendations the editors make a powerful plea for close collaboration between all West African nations in dealing with the challenges of climate change, for the actions of individual countries will inevitably have consequences for their neighbours.

Thus, the Heavily Indebted and Poor Countries HIPC program was initiated by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank inproviding debt relief and low-interest loans to reduce external debt repayments to sustainable levels. In parts of Nigeria yam has become a luxury food.

Drought, one of the most important consequences of climate change, already places severe constraints on agricultural productivity throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and in some countries of the region the effects have already reached crisis point, notably in the Horn of Africa, to be dealt with in the third volume.

For example, in an agricultural extension program in Malawi started a groundnut seed multiplication project with male heads of the households while women were mainly involved in groundnut production.

Africa’s Agric development lies in sustainable technology, innovation

Required inputs were low, family labour was available, and the seasonal demands of traditional plants fitted well into farming systems encompassing mixed cropping, shifting cultivation and bush fallow.

Productivity is not increasing sufficiently to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population, projected to quadruple between and to almost four billion ref 9with an expanding proportion of young people. Post-harvest food losses are particularly high in sub-Saharan Africa SSAwhere a third of all food produced is lost before it reaches the marketplace pdf.

The perception that women produce crops for subsistence and not for the market, women's less secure land tenure and provision of credit through organizations geared towards men affect provision of credit to women farmers. As for division of labor by tasks, traditionally, men cleared the forests, burned the bush, tended and harvested the fruits of tree crops such as the oil palm, fenced fields against wild animals, and in some regions planted crops [8].

For example, root crops such as cassava can be grown as a food reserve, left in the ground for up to two years and used as the main source of energy during lean times. This case-study emphasizes the need, before the introduction of a new crop, to examine the whole food supply system from production to consumption and to ensure the acceptability of consumer products so as to provide market incentives for growers of the recommended crop.

Funds can be requested for up to three years, but projects are expected to be completed by 30 June Could sustainable intensification increase crop yields in Africa?

This includes the benefits derived by agriculture from other ecosystem services and its consequences for the natural capital on which it and they depend.

Rather, they concentrate on the potential consequences of the predicted changes in climate in the region over the next 50 years on agriculture and, therefore, sustainable food security for SubSaharan Africa and the practical strategies that may be required to minimize their impact.

The results of these research programmes are widely disseminated through a diversity of channels, including the publication of books and research monographs. Healthy diets depend on quality too, not just quantity, and there is also a global nutrition crisis.

In Kenya, commercial sugar-cane companies have finally allowed farmers to intercrop legumes, including soybean, with sugar cane and are now providing certified seed for this programme.

Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals

At national level, payments for food imports have become an increasingly heavy drain on the scarce foreign exchange resources of many countries. Many traditional food plants are high in fibre, and some contain antinutrients such as cyanogenic glycosides, phytates, oxalates and enzyme inhibitors.

Subsequently, improved techniques were developed and disseminated to enable consumers to prepare an acceptable soybean flour for inclusion in traditional dishes such as egusi soup, usually made with melon-seed flour, and snack foods such as bean-balls akaranormally made from cowpea flour.A key input for sub-Saharan African smallholders Mechanization provides opportunities for intensifying production in a sustainable manner, value addition and food systems development, and improved local economies and livelihoods.

It also plays a key role in enabling the growth of commercial agrifood. In book: Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1 (pp) Cassava cultivation in sub-Saharan Africa.

4 Cassava is an important food crop with high production potential in. Papers are presented on a symposium on sustainable food production in sub-Saharan Africa, held in Ibadan, Nigeria, in Dec.

Subjects dealt with include: (1) constraints and opportunities for sustainable food production in sub-Saharan Africa; (2) agricultural use of the physical resources of Africa; (3) the management of human resources in African national agricultural research systems in.

Apr 18,  · How Africa can solve its food crisis by growing more crops sustainably Does sustainable intensification mean large-scale, industrial agriculture, or can it build on the traditional methods of many Author: Camilla Toulmin. This publication commemorates the 25th anniversary of IITA (Institute of tropical agriculture) founding.

It consists of five chapters. First the history of the institute is described. In chapter 2 farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa with their generally fragile resource base and the emergence of a new research strategy is summarized. Chapters 3 and 4 deal with the improvement and plant.

Jan 15,  · Why we must invest in local food storage in sub-Saharan Africa and seeds needed to boost food production. At the moment, many farmers don’t .