Food resources

Water and climate change in Africa – from causes to consequences

Upphovsperson: Oestigaard, Terje
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2011
Ämnesord: Climate change, Environmental effects, Shared water resources, Food resources, Development aid, Nile river, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
There is a need to extend the climate change discourse. This should not be by paying less attention to the causes, which are now well known, but by stressing more the consequences, which have been largely neglected in political discourses, especially changes in water systems. This is also an issue of how global society should react to the uncertainties climate change represent for Africa and its development. Globally, the current political agenda focuses mainly on mitigation of carbon emissions, a consideration that also structures international aid policies, and less on adaptation and how to develop countries and societies when hydrology and environment changes. Thus, a water perspective may add important insights and future policy guidelines of particular relevance to Africa’s development.

Inducing food insecurity : perspectives on food policies in Eastern and Southern Africa

Medarbetare: Salih, M. A. Mohamed
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1994
Ämnesord: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda, East Africa, Food policy, Food security, Food resources, Food supply, Agricultural development, Environment, Sustainable development, Population dynamics, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
The scope and context of food security is complex, and it involves macro- and micro-policy perspectives ranging from pricing, distribution, and technology to consumption patterns and food habits. This borevisits the factors which contributed to the decline in food production in eastern and southern Africa and traces them to the food policies of a given country or countries. It also includes chapters dealing with the dynamics of rural or urban food systems, pastoral production, indigenous knowledge and the consequences of technological intervention.