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Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa

Priorities for Science and Policy Under Global Change

John Dixon (Redaktør) ; Dennis P. Garrity (Redaktør) ; Jean-Marc Boffa (Redaktør) ; Timothy O. Williams (Redaktør) ; Tilahun Amede (Redaktør) ; Christopher Auricht (Redaktør) ; Rosemary Lott (Redaktør) ; George Mburathi (Redaktør)

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. Les mer
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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 of Africa's fifteen farming systems and their main subsystems. It shows how a farming systems perspective can be used to identify pathways to household food security and poverty reduction, and how strategic interventions may need to differ from one farming system to another. In the analysis, emphasis is placed on understanding farming systems drivers of change, trends and strategic priorities for science and policy.


Illustrated with full-colour maps and photographs throughout, the volume provides a comprehensive and insightful analysis of Africa's farming systems and pathways for the future to improve food and nutrition security. The book is an essential follow-up to the seminal work Farming Systems and Poverty by Dixon and colleagues for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Bank, published in 2001.

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Part I Introduction


1. Africa through the farming systems lens: context and approach


John Dixon, Dennis Garrity, Jean-Marc Boffa, Adama Coulibaly, Medhat El-Helepi, Chris Auricht and George Mburathi





2. Methods and data sources


Christopher M. Auricht, John Dixon, Jean-Marc Boffa, Harrij van Velthuizen and Gunther Fischer





Part II Analysis of farming systems


3. Maize mixed farming system: an engine for rural growth and poverty reduction


Malcolm Blackie, John Dixon, Maxwell Mudhara, Joseph Rusike, Sieglinde Snapp and Mulugetta Mekuria





4. The agropastoral farming system: Achieving adaptation and harnessing opportunities under duress


Jean-Marc Boffa, John Sanders, Sibiri Jean-Baptiste Taonda, Pierre Hiernaux, Minamba Bagayoko, Shadreck Ncube and Justice Nyamangara





5. The highland perennial farming system: Sustainable intensification and the limits of farm size


J.K. Lynam





6. The Root and Tuber Crop Farming System: diversity, complexity and productivity potential


Samuel Adjei-Nsiah, Godwin Asumugha, Emmanuel Njukwe and Malachy Akoroda





7. The cereal-root crop mixed farming system: a potential bread basket transitioning to sustainable intensification


Amir Kassam, Eric Kueneman, Rosemary Lott, Theodor Friedrich, NeBambi Lutaladio, David Norman, Martin Bwalya, Anne-Sophie Poisot and Saidi Mkomwa





8. The highland mixed farming system of Africa: diversifying livelihoods in fragile ecosystems


Tilahun Amede and Mulugeta Lemenih





9. The tree crop farming system in the humid lowlands of Africa: stagnation, innovation and forest degradation


Jim Gockowski


10. The pastoral farming system: Balancing between tradition and transition


Jan de Leeuw, Philip Osano, Mohammed Said, Augustine Ayantunde, Sikhalazo Dube, Constance Neely, Anton Vrieling, Philip Thornton and Polly Ericksen





11. The fish-based farming system: maintaining ecosystem health and flexible livelihood portfolios


Olivier Hamerlynck, Wanja Dorothy Nyingi, Jean-Luc Paul and Stephanie Duvail





12. The forest-based farming system: highly diverse, annual and perennial systems under threat


Stefan Hauser, Lindsey Norgrove, Eric Tollens, Christian Nolte, Valentina Robiglio, and James Gockowski





13. Large-scale irrigated farming system: The potential and challenges to improve food security, livelihoods and ecosystem management


Timothy Olalekan Williams, Jean-Marc Faures, Regassa Namara and Katherine Snyder





14. The arid pastoral and oasis farming system: key centres for the development of trans-Saharan economies


Mahamadou Chaibou and Bernard Bonnet





15. Perennial mixed and island farming systems: exploiting synergies for maximum system productivity


M. Mudhara, J.P. Lombard, A.R. Palmer and J. Dixon





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