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 these challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering key areas in constraints to production, the most important building blocks of good farming practices, and established and emerging technologies. This book will be a valuable support for informing new policies and processes aimed at improving food production and security and developing sustainable agriculture in Southern Africa.
This informative volume will be key reading for those interested in agricultural science, African studies, rural studies, development studies and sustainability. It will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and agricultural practitioners.
This title has been made available as Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CCBY-NC-ND) license and can be accessed here: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429401701
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|13 pages
Overview of Southern African agriculture
part Part II|49 pages
Major drivers and constraints impacting agricultural transformation
chapter 3|10 pages chapter 5|9 pages part Part III|75 pages
chapter 8|10 pages chapter 10|11 pages chapter 12|10 pages part Part IV|74 pages
chapter 17|9 pages chapter 20|9 pages chapter 21|10 pages chapter 22|8 pages
Small-scale renewable energy as a catalyst for advancing agriculture and food security in Southern Africa
part Part V|93 pages
Improving policies and processes
chapter 26|10 pages chapter 28|8 pages chapter 29|13 pages
Agricultural growth corridors in sub-Saharan Africa – new hope for agricultural transformation and rural development?
chapter 30|9 pages chapter 31|8 pages
Entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for agricultural transformation in Southern Africa
chapter 32|10 pages part Part VI|5 pages