Food Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa
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. 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.
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