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Food Security and Land Use Change under Conditions of Climatic Variability

A Multidimensional Perspective

Victor R. Squires (Redaktør) ; Mahesh K. Gaur (Redaktør)

This volume analyzes the global challenges of food security, land use changes, and climate change impacts on food production in order to recommend sustainable development policies, anticipate future food services and demands, and identify the economic benefits and trade-offs of meeting food security demands and achieving climate change mitigation objectives. Les mer
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This volume analyzes the global challenges of food security, land use changes, and climate change impacts on food production in order to recommend sustainable development policies, anticipate future food services and demands, and identify the economic benefits and trade-offs of meeting food security demands and achieving climate change mitigation objectives. The key points of analysis that form the conclusions of this book are based on measuring the quantity and quality of land and water resources, and the rate of use of sustainable management of these resources in the context of socio-economic factors, including food security, poverty, and climate change impacts. In six parts, readers will learn about these crucial dimensions of the affects of climate change on food security, and will gain a better understanding of how to assess the trade-offs when combating multiple climate change challenges and how to develop sustainable solutions to these problems.
The book presents multidimensional perspectives from expert contributors, offering holistic and strategic approaches to link knowledge on climate change and food security with action in the form of policy recommendations, with a focus on sociological and socio-economic components of climate change impacts. The intended audience of the book includes students and researchers engaged in climate change and food security issues, NGOs, and policy makers.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

PART 1 Food security as a global issueChapter 1 Climate change and food security: A glance on principles and strategic road mapMostafa Jafari and Vahideh Jafari Italy/Iran



Chapter 2 Commentary on evolution of policy and operationalization of action to make "food security" the first priority

within the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).



MH Emadi and M. Rahmanian Italy/Iran

Chapter 3 Agricultural productivity and food security: Land degradation and changes over time

Victor R. Squires, Australia

Chapter 4 A Comprehensive Overview of Water and Food Security crisis influencing Human Mobility patterns

Nidhi Nagabhatla, Rupal Brahmbhatt, Cameron Fioret and Nancy Doubleday ,Canada



PART 2 Climate variability and food security

Chapter 5 The critical role of Smallholders in Survival food security

Victor R .Squires and Mahesh Gaur, Australia/India

Chapter 6 Climate change and food security in the Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon

Suiven John Paul Tume, Cameroon

Chapter 7 Building capacities for agricultural disaster risk reduction in the Western Balkan Countries

Anna Maria Augustyn and Tamara van t'Wout Estonia

Chapter 8 Commentary on China's current food security status, future trends and responses under climate variability

V.R. Squires and HaiYing Feng Australia/China



PART 3 Food Security and Livelihoods

Chapter 9 Leaving No One Behind from farm to fork; Building resilience along smallholder value chain in the context of climate change

Felix Kwabena Donkor, Enokenwa Ojong Baa, Henry Bikwibili Tantoh, Eromose Ebhuoma, Hadisu Abubakar, Sibusisiwe Mavuso, Philip Mbewe, Christopher Mabeza, Arianne Leclerc, South Africa



Chapter 10 Establishing Multi-Partnerships in Environmental Governance in Indonesia: Case of "DesaMakmurPerduliApi" (Prosperous and Fire Free Villages) Program

Joni Jupesta, AnselmusAchmad Supriyanto, Goetz Martin, Junaidi Piliang, Susanto Yang, Agus Purnomo, Anita Neville, Jean-Pierre Caliman , Indonesia



Chapter 11 From Zero-Acreage Farming to Zero Hunger in African Cities: Some Possibilities and Opportunities



Aliyu Barau, Nigeria



Chapter 12 Organic Farming Practices can combat Drought and Land Degradation through efficient use of Land and Water



Md. Shafiqul Islam and Samiya A Selim, Bangladesh



Part 4 Concluding thoughts and reflections



Chapter 13 Reality and Consequence for Livestock Production, Human Nutrition, Health and Food Security under the impact of climate change

Suhubdy,, V.R. Squires and M.K. Gaur, Indonesia/ Australia/ India



Chapter 14 Changes in Agricultural Land Use and Food Security: Challenges.

M.K. Gaur, India and Victor R. Squires, Australia



Chapter 15 Diversification and land use management practices for food and nutritional security under climate change scenario in arid and semi-arid regions.

P.K. Pankaj, M.K. Gaur, G. Nirmala, V. Maruthi, Pushpanjali, Josiley Samuel and K.S. Reddy. India



Chapter 16 Unifying concepts, synthesis and conclusions

Victor R Squires and Mahesh Gaur, Australia/India

Index

The Ndunakazi project (named for the province of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africawhere it took place) sought to improve the vitamin A status of children through the cultivation and consumption of vegetables and fruits rich in provitamin A. The consumption of the vegetables introduced by the project has greatly improved the vitamin A status of the Ndunakazi people: About 85% of their intake of vitamin A comes from the new crops. A further positive impact has been the contribution of the vegetables to the intake of calcium and iron and, to a lesser extent, of magnesium, vitamin C, and riboflavin.

Om forfatteren

Dr. Victor Squires is a world renowned expert in rangeland ecology. He obtained his PhD in Rangeland Science from Utah State University, USA. He is the former Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resource Management at the University of Adelaide, where he worked for 15 years. He also worked at CSIRO, Australia's leading research organization, for 22 years. He is the author/editor of 11 books including 'Livestock Management in the Arid Zone', 'Range and Animal Sciences and Resources Management', 'Rangeland Stewardship in Central Asia: Balancing Improved Livelihoods', 'Biodiversity Conservation and Land Protection', and Rangeland Ecology, Management and Conservation Benefits', and has written numerous research papers on aspects of range/livestock relations. Since his retirement from the University of Adelaide, Dr. Squires has worked as a Visiting Fellow in the East West Center, Hawaii, and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the University of Arizona, Tucson USA and at the Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou, China. He has been a consultant to World Bank, Asian Development and various UN agencies in Africa, China, Central Asia and the Middle East. He was awarded the 2008 International Award and Gold Medal for International Science and Technology Cooperation by the Government of China and in 2011 was awarded the Friendship Award by the government of China. The Gold Medal is the highest award for foreigners. In 2015, Dr. Squires was honored by the Society for Range Management (USA) with an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Dr. Mahesh Gaur is a Senior Scientist at the ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India. He specializes in aridlands geography and the application of satellite remote sensing, GIS and digital image processing for natural resources mapping, management and assessment. He also researches drought, desertification, land degradation, indigenous knowledge systems, and the socio-economic milieu of the Thar Desert of India. He has worked as an Associate Professor for more than 13 years with the Department of Higher Education, Government of Rajasthan State, India and has also worked at Sandhan, Jaipur, IIM Ahmedabad, IHS Hyderabad and IN-RIMT in various capacities. He has been associated with ICAR, ISRO, SAC, UGC, various Ministries of Government of India, and ICARDA for sponsored studies. He has published two books and is the author of a number of research papers and book chapters that have appeared in national and international research journals. He is a member of a number of national and international scientific organizations and editorial boards of journals. He has been awarded the Indian Government Citizen Karamveer Award 2011 by iCONGO for working in the field of Higher Education, Environment and Technology Applications for Community Upliftment, and the Millennium Award for working in the field of Environment.