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Diversité et Dynamique des Agricultures Ouest-Africaines: Illustrations Concrètes des Mutations en Course/ Diversity and Dynamics of West African Agriculture: Concrete Illustrations of the Ongoing Changes

This paper develops five case studies to illustrate the diversity of West African agriculture and the changes they undergo, or cause: The first three cases are centered on the department of Dagana Senegal. They show how, in a relatively small geog...

Trapped in Underdevelopment: The Permanence of Poverty and Food Insecurity in Malawi

This survey examines the poverty situation in Malawi. Food security is one of the main problems in Malawi according to the survey. However this is not the only problem that Malawians face. The list of most important problems reveal that most of th...

L’Engagement de Maputo: le Mot d’Ordre a-t-il été Respecté? / The Maputo Commitment: Has the Watchword been Respected?

"In the early 2000s, in a context of growing food insecurity, African States committed themselves to increase their efforts for agriculture, aware of the importance of this sector in economic development, the fight against poverty and the improvem...

Attaining to Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS in Food Insecure Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report is a combination of rapid assessments conducted in 4 countries (Ethiopia, Burundi, Mozambique and Uganda) on “A status analysis on community vulnerability to the effects of HIV and AIDS in food insecure settings”. ACORD undertook an i...

Local Food Geographies The Nature and Extent of Food Insecurity in South Africa

"Food insecurity is a challenge for most countries in the Global South. South Africa is no exception - a significant proportion of its population still remains in poverty and is therefore vulnerable to food insecurity. This paper argues that altho...

Confronting Climate Change : Africa’s Leadership on an Increasingly Urgent Issue

This chapter discusses several issues regarding climate change and its effects on several countries on the African continent. The first heading, discusses the African leadership in a time of climate risk. Africa’s “growth miracle” and its associat...

Instruments of Pain (IV): The Food Crisis in North East Nigeria

Approximately five million people in the region of east Nigeria (8.5 million across the wider Lake Chad basin) are facing severe food insecurity. This humanitarian crisis in north east Nigeria runs the risk of growing worse. This primarily is a re...

Waiting for a Green Revolution

"Predictions of a Green Revolution in Africa are overstated. Investment in African agriculture has been neglected by governments and donors. The proportion of aid allocated to agriculture fell from 17% in 1980 to 3% in 2005. Population growth and...

Exploring the Post Gaddafi Repercussions in the Sahel

"The Arab Spring that greeted North Africa and resulted in the fall of the Gadaffi regime has brought in its wake consequences that transcend national boundaries. One region in Africa that is grappling with the post Gaddafi repercussions, is the S...

Ending Rural Hunger: The Case of Senegal

Senegal is prone to food insecurity based on its low level of access to and quality of food. Using food and nutrition security (FNS) data from the global Ending Rural Hunger (ERH) project and local sources, this paper argues that poor quality of f...

What are the Key Factors of Food Insecurity among Senegalese Landowners?

During 2008, many Sub-Saharan African economies have been obliged to suspend their imports tariffs to the magnitude of the food crisis. Frequent riots experienced in several cities have then raised the deep issue of food security. The purpose of t...

Irrigation, Sécurité Alimentaire et Pauvrété Leçons Tirées de Trois grands Barrages en Afrique de l’Ouest / Irrigation, Food Security and Poverty: Lessons Learned from Three Large Dams in West Africa

This report presents field data from three large irrigation schemes in Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso, which can help policymakers understand the project results and optimize public investment, both for the taxpayer and for the farmers themselves....

Spillovers from Off-farm Self-employment Opportunities in Rural Niger

Agricultural households in Niger face constraints that may hinder agricultural production and threaten food security. A rural exodus is also resulting from a lack of formal and decent wage employment. The way to enhance agricultural production a...

Women and Urban Food Insecurity in Southern Africa

"In Southern Africa, poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition are usually viewed as rural problems, with little focus on cities. The locus of poverty, however, is gradually shifting from rural to urban areas and is manifested in growing food inse...

Addressing Urban Food Insecurity in Windhoek, Namibia

"Namibia is a country that is urbanizing rapidly. As population growth rises, there is urgent need for urban policies that will promote food security. Windhoek requires a food security strategy that pays particular attention to the plight of the u...

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