Irrigation and food security in southern Africa

by Mandivamba Rukuni

Publisher: M. Rukuni and M.J. Blackie in [Harare, Zimbabwe?]

Written in English
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  • Irrigation -- Government policy -- Africa, Southern.,
  • Food supply -- Government policy -- Africa, Southern.

Edition Notes

StatementM. Rukuni and M.J. Blackie.
ContributionsBlackie, M. J.
LC ClassificationsHD1741.A354 R84 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination[54] leaves ;
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2269535M
LC Control Number89156841

Apr 19,  · There are many examples of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, some of them having reached catastrophic dimensions, for example, in the Horn of Africa or southern Madagascar. Food insecurity is not just about insufficient food production, availability, and intake, it is also about the poor quality or nutritional value of the by: Previous Publications in the AFSUN Series No 1 The Invisible Crisis: Urban Food Security in Southern Africa No 2 The State of Urban Food Insecurity in Southern Africa No 3 Pathways to Insecurity: Food Supply and Access in Southern African Cities No 4 Urban Food Production and Household Food Security in Southern African Cities No 5 The HIV and Urban Food Security Nexus. irrigation has the potential to boost agricultural productivity and thereby alleviate poverty and improve the food security of the local communities involved (Moench, ). Giordano (), has established that groundwater supports individual or community irrigation projects on about one million ha in SS a. the most widespread use of groundwaterCited by: Oct 19,  · Home > ; Diet and nutrition > ; Food Security; 19 October Food insecurity is a reality for millions of South Africans living in informal settlements Up to 70% of households in South Africa.

3. Dimensions of the food security problem in South Africa Introduction Food security is becoming an increasingly important concept in South Africa, specially in the light of the periodical droughts experienced on the sub-continent. In this section the national supply of and demand for food in South Africa are summarised and projected for the. The preparation of the third edition of the Irrigation Manual is an initiative of FAO's Sub-Regional Office for East and Southern Africa (SAFR). The whole project was managed and coordinated by Andreas P. Savva and Karen Frenken, Water Resources Development and Management Officers at FAO-SAFR, who are considered as the main authors. Mar 15,  · Future food and water security will be determined by the interaction between population growth, income and agriculture. Inequality remains the primary barrier to achieving universal food security in South Africa. Future water shortages will become severe and persistent, resulting in supply gaps of up to 39 per cent in some catchment areas. Regional food security and water in SADC COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa irrigation infrastructure. These are important features that constrain the efforts for enhancing productivity and competitiveness of the region’s farmers. 2. The.

The Invisible Crisis: Urban Food Security in Southern Africa 2 African Food Security and Rural Bias The current round of heightened international attention to food security can be traced back to and the World Food Summit in Rome. The Rome Declaration on Food Security noted that million peopleCited by: Biotechnology, Agriculture, and Food Security in Southern Africa (Washington, DC, and Harare: IFPRI and FANRPAN, ). Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Biotechnology, agriculture, and food security in Southern Africa / Steven Were Omamo and Klaus von Grebmer (editors). p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. The climate of Southern Africa is characterized by recurrent droughts, floods, and heat waves that have devastating consequences on agricultural production and on food security for the population. Rainfall deficits are compounded by high evaporation rates, making water availability a major constraint to sustainable agricultural production. The ‘Climate change and food security: Sub-Saharan Africa’s experiences’ section presents the impacts of climate changes on agriculture and food security in various African countries. The ‘Status of food (in)security in South Africa’ section reviews the status of food security in South by: 8.

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May 22,  · Agriculture is central to fostering economic growth, reducing poverty, and improving food security in the Southern African region. More than 70 percent of the rural population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods, and regional economic growth has been constrained by poor performance in the agriculture sector.

Southern Africa has been plagued by water shortages in recent years. WLE has been studying and mapping the groundwater potential for irrigation, industry and household use.

This resource, if managed correctly, has the potential to mitigate some of the water shortage problems. In addition, the potential of small scale irrigation schemes that combine both surface and groundwater can make the.

(The project enhanced regional food security through increased agricultural productivity to sustainably reduce hunger: supporting the achievement of Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) Pillar 1 in Southern Africa) through USAID’s Southern Africa Regional Program.

We thank USAID for its support. Southern Africa. Southern Africa Home; The mooted irrigation scheme, dubbed the Nuanetsi Irrigation Project, is already being touted as the panacea to restore food security in a country where.

Chapter 4 - Food supply systems in Africa Agriculture in transition: Factors affecting food security. The agricultural production and food supply systems of a country depend on many factors including government policy, ecological potential, and the level of technology, inputs.

Some of the major projects planned include the Shire Valley Irrigation Project in Malawi, the Ruhuhu Valley Irrigation Scheme in Tanzania and the Upper Okavango Food Security Project in Angola and. Mar 31,  · South Africa, Southern Africa's largest food producer, has experienced its driest year since records began in It typically exports surplus food to neighbouring countries but, due to decreased production, it is not able to do so this year.

If South Africa is transitioning to a new climate paradigm, it will need to explore the feasibility of producing alternative food crops, developing new. May 29,  · Southern Africa now facing the peak of the El Niño-induced drought food security crisis, which is expected to last at least until the harvest in March/April USAID working with South Africa and SADC to improve food security USAID/ Southern African Through Feed the Future, USAID is leveraging the technical expertise and investment of South Africa’s public and private sectors to increase agricultural trade and the capacity of regional institutions.

This chapter is concerned with the interactions among agriculture, food security and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. It starts with the definition of basic terms that will be used throughout the book and goes on to look at the various forms of malnutrition and their causes.

An overview is then. Water sustainability and food security Ensuring sustainable food production under growing water scarcity Given the impacts of global change on water and food security and the need for increasing agricultural intensification, this research theme examines the tradeoffs for water and food security.

issue in many parts of the world. Access and utilisation are now the priorities but in many countries in Southern Africa, issues relating to food availability remain central. According to FFSSA, ,internal coping structures within a society are critical to achieving food security– especially in the face of the recent food crises.

tering Africa’s collective food security and improving the manage - and Southern Africa. Food insecurity has a particularly strong impact on young chil - the use of irrigation to reduce.

Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed. The area equipped for irrigation, currently slightly more than 13 million hectares, makes up just 6 percent of the total cultivated area.

Water, Food and Agricultural Sustainability in Southern Africa x Donna Hornby Donna Hornby is currently completing her PhD on the Besters land reform farms.

Irrigation is a critical input for raising food production in southern Africa, parts of which are food-insecure, especially as a result of low levels of technology employed, low investments into the sector, small farm sizes, and high levels of exposure to the hazards of climate variability.

Most food production (including exports) and irrigation in the region occurs in the arid south—in Author: Peter Johnston, Arthur Chapman.

Sep 26,  · Africa as a whole is going to face two major problems in the 21 st century: The first problem is how to feed the growing population of the continent, the second is how to adapt to climate change. Both problems are interlinked since climate change has the potential for having severe implications on the food security in Africa.

The critical importance of Food Security was emphasised in the Dar-es-Salaam Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security in the SADC Region (), setting goals that are in-line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Declaration of the World Food Summit of be food insecurity “hotspots” of South Africa.

Food Security Information Brief 1: July Those vulnerable to food insecurity are found in two, broadly defined, marginalized groups. The first group - the economically marginalized - lack land, capital and tools, livestock, literacy and other formal skills.

The core focus of Food Security in Southern Africa is sustainable access to safe and adequate food at all times. Poverty, drought and chronic disease can result in food system failures or chronically inadequate nutrition, making food security a top priority within the Southern.

Household and national food security in Southern Africa. [Godfrey D Mudimu; Richard Bernsten; UZ/MSU Food Security Research in Southern Africa Project.;] Home.

WorldCat Home About WorldCat Print book: Conference publication: EnglishView all (10 p.). --Irrigation and food security in Swaziland: current status and research priorities. Aug 08,  · Small-scale Irrigation Boosts Incomes and Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa.

For millions of poor farm families in sub-Saharan Africa, access to water makes the difference between hunger and a full belly, between a well-nourished child and one stunted by malnutrition, and between a productive livelihood and one mired in poverty.

Principal Agricultural Systems and Impact on Food Security 4. Agricultural Systems, Poverty, Food Security and Hunger 5. Food Security Critical Factors in Africa 6. Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Biographical Sketch Summary Food insecurity and hunger are widespread in.

Population and food security – Population growth rate (SADC, 3%) tend to outstrip food production growth rate (or per capita cereal production) – Southern Africa has had no Green Revolution (like Asia) • Implications: Food shortages leading to food security uncertainties.

Jan 31,  · Southern Africa comprises ten countries and, in all, agriculture is the primary source of employment and therefore income for most of the rural populations of the region. Read chapter 7 U.S. Policy in Food and Nutrition: In andthe world witnessed a dramatic increase in food prices.

or work with those nations on how to create longer-term food security. as the Global Hunger Index map shows, some countries in central and southern Africa have actually increased their index. The Global Hunger.

Water and food security. Water is key to food security. Crops and livestock need water to grow. Agriculture requires large quantities of water for irrigation and of good quality for various. Jul 17,  · The study was conducted to examine impact of irrigation on poverty alleviation and its determinants on the use of water resources in South Wollo.

Gerado small-scale irrigation canal was purposively selected in two Kebele Administrations. Data was collected from farmers and a Propensity score matching econometric model analysis was carried Hassen Beshir.

Get this from a library. Women and food security: the experience of the SADCC countries. [Marilyn Carr;] -- A collection of papers from the SADCC region on women's access to, and use of, improved food technologies in all areas - land preparation and irrigation, seeding, harvesting, storage and crop.

ABOUT THE BOOK. The book is a comprehensive guide of science and engineering-based methods aimed at helping countries in Sub-Saharan Africa achieve food security and attain access to safe and sustainable water supplies.

The Practice of Smallholder Irrigation Case Studies from Zimbabwe University Of Zimbabwe Publication Office, Harare. rIrrigation Development: A Food Security and Household Income Perspective Food security is a measure of the availability of food and individuals' ability to access it.

Affordability is only one factor. There is evidence of food security being a concern many thousands of years ago, with central authorities in ancient China and ancient Egypt being known to release food.Food production outpaced food demand over the past 50 years due to expansion in crop area and irrigation, as well as supportive policy and institutional interventions that led to the fast and sustained growth in agricultural productivity and improved food security in many parts of the world.