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Climate change and food systems resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa

Climate change and food systems resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa

To meet the demands of a growing population, global food production must increase. Climate change and food systems resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa outlines Africa's potential for intensifying production by practising 'ecological agriculture'.

Date published: August 2011

From sorghum to shrimp: A journey through commodity projects

From sorghum to shrimp: A journey through commodity projects

Drawing on the experience of 11 Common Fund for Commodities projects, from Asia, Africa and Latin America, From sorghum to shrimp is accessible, sensible and practical, and a very valuable guide to making commodity-based projects work.

Date published: August 2011

Growing talents: youth in agriculture

Growing talents: youth in agriculture

To end the International Year of Youth, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has highlighted the work of 13 talented individuals, each of whom contributes to agricultural research for development.

Date published: August 2011

The politics of seed in Africa's Green Revolution

The politics of seed in Africa's Green Revolution

This bulletin focuses on the political dimensions that have hindered the emergence of lasting improvements in agricultural productivity by highlighting experiences from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Date published: August 2011

Food security, nutrition and sustainability

Food security, nutrition and sustainability

The authors of this instructive volume identify the flaws in the current approach of reliance on high-tech agriculture, examine its failings and suggest how we might change and improve our approaches to food production and distribution.

Date published: August 2011

Markets and rural poverty

Markets and rural poverty

What productive strategies can poor, rural households adopt to participate successfully in global economic processes? Markets and rural poverty conclude that what is required is a framework of value chain upgrading for the most marginal producers in the poorest economies.

Date published: August 2011

Drought - past problems and future scenarios

Drought - past problems and future scenarios

Sheffield and Wood examine the science of drought and review the historical data now available to understand past drought events and predict future scenarios.

Date published: June 2011

Fair food: Growing a healthy sustainable food system for all

Fair food: Growing a healthy sustainable food system for all

Across the United States, there are hundreds of initiatives that are transforming how food is produced and sold, following principles of fairness and diversity, and promoting ecological, economic and human health. Fair food presents solutions to a broken food system, and suggests how consumers can effect change.

Date published: June 2011

Growing a better future - Food justice in a resource-constrained world

Growing a better future - Food justice in a resource-constrained world

With chapters on policy, natural resources, climate change, access to land and markets, and government failures, this Oxfam report outlines how the food system is broken and why it leaves almost 1 billion hungry.

Date published: June 2011

Agriculture and food in crisis - Conflict, resistance and renewal

Agriculture and food in crisis - Conflict, resistance and renewal

While some look to science and technology to provide the doubling in food production needed by 2050, this book reviews social, political and economic answers, including an end to 'capitalist' agriculture.

Date published: June 2011

 

 

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