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Fostering Subsistence Agriculture, Food Supplies and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Franz Theo Gottwald (Volume editor) Susan Keino (Volume editor) Fayeye Timothy Rotimi (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 200 Pages
Series: Studies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Volume 2

Summary

The need in increasing food production to meet the food and nutritional demands of the ever growing population has necessitated this attempt to unveil the strategies of fostering subsistence agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. To achieve this, the concept of subsistence agriculture, its place in a national economy and impact on poverty and health prevention, the various models and strategies were examined. Its intensity and dimensions are revealed in the role it plays not only in providing food with nutritional value, immediately available to the rural people, but also in creating the basis and formation stages for commercial agriculture. The farmers, governments, extensions, and other instruments involved in subsistence agriculture are the focal point of change.

Details

Pages
200
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631573808
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 199 pp., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Franz Theo Gottwald (Volume editor) Susan Keino (Volume editor) Fayeye Timothy Rotimi (Volume editor)

The Editors: Franz-Theo Gottwald is Hon. Professor in Ecological Ethics at Humboldt University, Berlin, Visiting Professor for Stakeholder Management and Business Governance at the Academy of Social Science, Shanghai and CEO of the Schweisfurth-Foundation, Munich. Susan Keino, M.Sc. is Graduate Assistant in the School of Family Consumer at the Maseno University (Kenya). Timothy Rotimi Fayeye is Lecturer at the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Ilorin (Nigeria).

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