Food Crop Production by Smallholder Farmers in Southern Africa

Food Crop Production by Smallholder Farmers in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement evaluates traditional cultivation practices used by smallholder farmers, providing a synthesis of the latest information on increasing crop yield through adoption of research innovations. The book catalogs smallholder cultivation practices and recommends innovative strategies for improving the agriculture sector including: management practices that reduce net carbon emissions; technologies that improve soil structures and conserve the natural resources base; means of empowering female resources along value chains; and government commitment to adopt policies that enhance agriculture productivity by encouraging farmers to use environmentally sound cultivation technologies. Traditional farming techniques often produce negative impacts on the environment and ecosystem resulting in outbreaks of diseases and pests. In addition to the region’s recurrent droughts, these outbreaks of numerous diseases and pests, weeds and other invasive plants put thousands at risk of poverty and hunger, as well as malnutrition. This book presents enhanced agricultural production technologies for ensuring adequate food production, safety and nutritional quality for the population of Southern Africa and forms the basis for an increased SADC regional effort in food production through which financial and trade institutions can improve stakeholder capacities, encourage micro-enterprise development and enhance employment and regional trade. Provides a critical synthesis of data and information for increasing crop yield through adoption of research innovations Evaluates traditional and scientific interventions that address food security issues of the poor farmers in the region Presents agro-ecologies of countries in the region and how they relate to various cultivation practices Catalogs smallholder cultivation practices and recommends innovative strategies for improving the agriculture sector

Produk Detail:

  • Author : Ambayeba Muimba-Kankolongo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 382 pages
  • ISBN : 0128143843
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
CLICK HERE TO GET THIS BOOKFood Crop Production by Smallholder Farmers in Southern Africa

Food Crop Production by Smallholder Farmers in Southern Africa

Food Crop Production by Smallholder Farmers in Southern Africa
  • Author : Ambayeba Muimba-Kankolongo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 February 2018
GET THIS BOOKFood Crop Production by Smallholder Farmers in Southern Africa

Food Crop Production by Smallholder Farmers in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement evaluates traditional cultivation practices used by smallholder farmers, providing a synthesis of the latest information on increasing crop yield through adoption of research innovations. The book catalogs smallholder cultivation practices and recommends innovative strategies for improving the agriculture sector including: management practices that reduce net carbon emissions; technologies that improve soil structures and conserve the natural resources base; means of empowering female resources along value chains;

Transforming Agriculture in Southern Africa

Transforming Agriculture in Southern Africa
  • Author : Richard A. Sikora,Eugene R. Terry,Paul L.G. Vlek,Joyce Chitja
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 November 2019
GET THIS BOOKTransforming Agriculture in Southern Africa

This book provides a synthesis of the key issues and challenges facing agriculture and food production in Southern Africa. Southern Africa is facing numerous challenges from diverse issues such as agricultural transformations, growing populations, urbanization and climate change. These challenges place great pressure on food security, agriculture, water availability and other natural resources, as well as impacting biodiversity. Drawing on case studies from Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the chapters in this book consider

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture
  • Author : David Chikoye,Therese Gondwe,Nhamo Nhamo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 April 2017
GET THIS BOOKSmart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture: Upscaling in Developing Countries defines integrated climate smart agricultural technologies (ICSAT) as a suite of interconnected techniques and practices that enhance quantity and quality of agricultural products with minimum impact on the environment. These ICSAT are centered on three main pillars, increased production and income, adaptation and resilience to climate change, and minimizing GHG emissions. This book brings together technologies contributing to the three pillars, explains the context in which they can be scaled

Beyond Agricultural Impacts

Beyond Agricultural Impacts
  • Author : Nkulumo Zinyengere,Theobald Frank Theodory,Million Gebreyes,Chinwe Ifejika Speranza
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 June 2017
GET THIS BOOKBeyond Agricultural Impacts

Beyond Agricultural Impacts: Multiple Perspectives on Climate Change in Africa presents the theories and methods commonly applied in climate change assessment from various locations in Africa, also inspiring further research that addresses the broad spectrum of societal impacts that result from altered climate status. Using case studies, the work provides insights into climate change impacts and adaptation with a lens on vulnerable groups in African agriculture, e.g. smallholder crop and livestock farmers, women and youth. The book also highlights

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Author : Abebe Shimeles,Audrey Verdier-Chouchane,Amadou Boly
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 01 June 2018
GET THIS BOOKBuilding a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

What are the challenges and action points for agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa? This open access collection of papers offers technical analyses, policy recommendations and an overview of success stories to date. Each carefully selected paper provides valuable insights for improved policy making and defines relevant strategic priorities on Africa’s sustainable transformation process, which is in line with the international development agenda. Although agriculture remains the main source of income for Africa’s population, the sector is rain-fed subjecting

Sustainable Intensification

Sustainable Intensification
  • Author : Jules N. Pretty,Stella Williams,Camilla Toulmin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 June 2012
GET THIS BOOKSustainable Intensification

Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. These pressures are likely to be substantial across Africa, where countries will have to find innovative ways to boost crop and livestock production to avoid becoming more reliant on imports and food aid. Sustainable agricultural intensification - producing more output from the same area of land while reducing the negative

Farming Systems and Poverty

Farming Systems and Poverty
  • Author : John A. Dixon,David P. Gibbon,Aidan Gulliver,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 04 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKFarming Systems and Poverty

A joint FAO and World Bank study which shows how the farming systems approach can be used to identify priorities for the reduction of hunger and poverty in the main farming systems of the six major developing regions of the world.

Smallholder Agriculture and Market Participation

Smallholder Agriculture and Market Participation
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 09 August 2018
GET THIS BOOKSmallholder Agriculture and Market Participation

Smallholder Agriculture and Market Participation discusses the evolution of policies for smallholder development, including the role of value chains, and the linkages that exist with the Sustainable Development Goals. New, innovative financial mechanisms and linked initiatives are outlined, and their potential to improve the availability of financial services and reduce market transaction costs. Risk management for agricultural smallholders is covered, together with the increasing role of insura nce as a mechanism for risk management among smallholders. Empirical data are used

Land and Water Management in Southern Africa

Land and Water Management in Southern Africa
  • Author : Calvin Nhira,Alfred Mapiki,Sello Patrick Rankhumise
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release : 04 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKLand and Water Management in Southern Africa

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its Member States are making renewed efforts to revive agriculture in the region. Given that much of it is water-stressed, appropriate and sustainable land and water management practices are vital to achieving this objective. Recognising this, SADC's Land and Water Management Applied Research and Training Programme has convened two scientific symposiums. Held in Lilongwe, Malawi, in February 2006, the inaugural symposium brought together R&D practitioners from 10 participating SADC countries to deliberate on land