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

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Franz Theo Gottwald, Susan Keino and Fayeye Timothy Rotimi

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.
Contents: Franz-Theo Gottwald: Foreword – Abiodun Ade Adeloye: Strategies for fostering subsistence agriculture – Augustine O. Angba: The strategies for fostering subsistence agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa – Anozie Edith Ngozi: Farming system approach – Cyril Ifeanyi Duruigbo: Strategies for fostering subsistence agriculture – Gabriel O. Ihejirika: Strategies for fostering subsistence agriculture – Magnus Chima Ofoh: Towards fostering subsistence agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: constraints and strategies – Timothy Rotimi Fayeye: Strategies for fostering subsistence agriculture – Andrew Malekani: A review of the potential role of bambra groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc) in sustaining the livelihood system of peasantry farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa – Rose A. Olwambula: Assessment of coping strategies among Kenyan women in alleviating of household food insecurity – Joshua O. Ogunwole: Prospects for enhanced food security and improved agricultural sustainability of small holder system in sub-Saharan Africa – S. Adesola Ajayi: Strategies for the development of smallholder agriculture and health improvement in sub-Saharan Africa – Uche C. Amalu: The development of agriculture and its impact on health improvement in sub-Saharan Africa – Susan Keino: Linking poverty to food insecurity and malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa – A.A. Musotsi/M.O.A. Onyango/A. Sigot: The role of home gardens in improving health, nutrition and food security in sub-Saharan Africa.