1 edition of Promoting household food security through farming systems research found in the catalog.
Promoting household food security through farming systems research
by Republic of Zambia, Farming Systems Research, Research Branch, Dept. of Agriculture in Chilanga [Zambia]
Written in English
|Statement||ARPT National Support Team, Nutrition and Household Food Security Component.|
|Contributions||Abeba Gobezie., Velarde, Nancy., ARPT National Support Team. Nutrition and Household Food Security Component.|
|LC Classifications||TX360.Z3 P76 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||76 p. :|
|Number of Pages||76|
|LC Control Number||94980307|
Promoting farming systems that use climate-smart techniques, and produce a more diverse mix of foods, to improve food systems’ resilience, increase farm incomes and enable greater availability and affordability of nutrient-dense foods. Agricultural extension (also known as agricultural advisory services) plays a crucial role in boosting agricultural productivity, increasing food security, improving rural livelihoods, and promoting agriculture as an engine of pro-poor economic growth.
1. Introduction. Food availability is a problem for everyone and especially for the developing world. Food security means the provision and access to nutritionally sufficient and culturally accepted food by each member of the household for healthy life obtained through . Knowledge of Africa’s complex farming systems, set in their socio-economic and environmental context, is an essential ingredient to developing effective strategies for improving food and nutrition security. This book systematically and comprehensively describes the characteristics, trends, drivers of change and strategic priorities for each.
Food security refers to the availability of food and one’s access to it. A household is considered food-secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear of starvation. According to the World Resources Institute, global per capita food production has been increasing . Reviews "The multifunctional land use cases presented in this book reaffirm the urgent need to invest in diverse farming systems as we work to develop sustainable, productive, climate smart agricultural importantly, the research highlights the importance of considering the varying circumstances of vulnerable communities when devising interventions and actions.".
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Farming systems research can contribute to the nutritional wellbeing and food security of households in a number of ways. With its comprehensive, interdisciplinary nature and its aim to improve the viability of small farms, such research is geared towards promoting sustainable livelihoods.
Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access journal that addresses the challenge of global food publishes articles within the field of food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity.
Analyzing farm household strategies for food security and climate resilience: The case of Climate-Smart Villages of Southeast Asia Working Paper No. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Alice Joan Ferrer Bui Tan Yen Yumiko Kura Ngo Duc Minh Paul Pavelic T.S.
Amjath-Babu Leocadio Sebastian. 1. Introduction. Small-scale poultry (SSP) production systems have been integrated with human livelihoods for thousands of years, enhancing diet, income, and food and nutrition security of the rural poor (Alders and Pym, ).Currently, global livestock production systems are under scrutiny, given the projected environmental and food system impacts of increasing livestock production to meet Cited by: USAID is advancing global food security by helping families and individuals meet their need for a reliable source of quality food and sufficient resources to produce or purchase it.
This, in turn, supports global stability and prosperity. By addressing the root causes of hunger, USAID is increasing economic opportunity and growth among vulnerable communities. DETERMINANTS OF HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY AND COPING STRATEGIES: THE CASE OF BULE-HORA DISTRICT, BORANA ZONE, OROMIA, ETHIOPIA Ahmed Mohammed Abdulla Yabelo Pastoral and Dry Land Agriculture Research Center, Yabelo, 85 Yabelo, Ethiopia ABSTRACT: Now a day food security issues become one of the critical concern and top.
Gina Kennedy's 48 research works with citations reads, including: Conceptual Links between Landscape Diversity and Diet Diversity: A Roadmap for Transdisciplinary Research.
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (ISSN ) is an online international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals and scholars.
The paper notes that growing numbers of farmers can achieve some or all of their food security by buying food rather than growing it. On the other hand, it underlines that strategies to promote food security through food production must recognise the specialised needs and capacities of poorer, vulnerable households.
Household food security and environmental sustainability in farming systems research: developing sustainable livelihoods.
Paper presented to the Adaptive Planning Research Team Bi-annual Review Meeting, Mangu, Zambia, April. Frankenberger, T. Indicators and data collection methods for assessing household food security.
Research is required to better understand how food security can be strengthened. To do so, this research was driven by three research questions. First, what makes smallholder farmers in southern. Household Food Security in the United States in by Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P.
Rabbitt, Christian A. Gregory, and Anita Singh. An estimated percent of U.S. households were food insecure at least some time during the year inmeaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.
Household and Intra-household Food Security 4 FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGES IN SOUTH AFRICA Inadequate Safety Nets Weak Institutional Support Networks and Disaster Management Systems Inadequate and Unstable Household Food Production Lack of Purchasing Power Poor Nutritional Status 6 PRIORITY AREAS FOR FOOD SECURITY Increase Household Food Production 2.
of food security promoted by FAO, the Framework assumes the following definition: “ Food security [is] a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their.
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems educates in order to create a collective impact on social problems in the food system. Through interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach, the center engages people beyond just students to envision a locally powered food system focused on healthy, fresh, fair, and affordable food.
In addition to health concerns, contemporary food systems contribute significantly to climate change through greenhouse gas emissions, threaten biodiversity, and undermine natural processes upon which food security depends. 6,7 Conversely, climate change is already affecting crop yields, 8,9 while supplies of freshwater are reaching their limit in some areas due to overexploitation, mainly for.
The relationship between livelihoods and food security is complex and is influenced by a wide variety of factors that vary in importance across contexts and over time. Clarifying these factors, and the pathways through which they influence household livelihood and food security, would serve a.
The research led by Timothy A. Wise examines the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an international nonprofit launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller foundations in with promises to double yields and incomes for 30 million farming households while cutting food insecurity in half in 20 African countries by Farming and food security in ethiopia.
The large majority of rural households in Ethiopia are involved in small-scale farming .The average farm size in Ethiopia is less than two hectares .Farming is highly diversified; the average farm in Ethiopia produces 10 different crop and livestock species , partly for subsistence purposes and partly for sale.
Soil Association (United Kingdom) – The Soil Association is a U.K.-based charity that campaigns for humane and healthful food through sustainable farming and land use. Founded inSoil Association was an early player in the movement to identify links between farming practices and the health of humans, plants, animals, and ecosystems.
The Sustainable Development Goal to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” (SDG2) recognizes the inter linkages among supporting sustainable agriculture, empowering small farmers, promoting gender equality, ending rural poverty, ensuring healthy lifestyles, tackling climate change, and.Al-Hassan R., Famiyeh J.A., de Jager A.
() Farm Household Strategies for Food Security in Northern Ghana: A Comparative Analysis of High and Low Population Farming Systems. In: Asenso-Okyere W.K., Benneh G., Tims W. (eds) Sustainable Food Security in West Africa. International financial institutions are encouraged to further promote the transfer of technology and capacity-building, with emphasis on the allocation of funds to enable developing countries to achieve food security through enhanced agricultural production, including food storage systems and agro-food industries.