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Title:Water, food and agricultural sustainability in southern Africa
Editors:Pittock, Jamie
Grafton, R. QuentinISNI
White, Chris
City of publisher:Prahran, VIC
Publisher:Tilde University Press
ISBN:0734611870; 9780734611871; 9780734620644
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
South Africa
Subjects:sustainable agriculture
water management
agricultural policy
food security
poverty reduction
Abstract:In view of the expected increase of the global population from 7 billion to more than 9 billion people by 2050, this collective volume explores how food security in Africa can be increased through sustainably managing water and conserving other environmental values. Where centralized irrigated agriculture has failed in Africa, the book argues for a more decentralized approach aiming at poverty reduction through water-related interventions enhancing agriculture, including water allocation reform, decentralized strategic planning, rainwater harvesting, and conservation agriculture. Chapters: 1. Why water and agriculture in southern Africa? (Jamie Pittock); 2. Assessment of food security in southern Africa (Ayalneh Bogale, Joyce Chijta, Unathi Kolanisi and Maxwell Mudhara); 3. Agricultural policies and irrigation in Africa (Amy Sullivan and Jamie Pittock); 4. The role of better water management in agriculture for poverty reduction (Jean-Marc Mwenge Kahinda and Mutsa Masiyandima); 5. The case for a new irrigation research agenda for sub-Saharan Africa (Richard Stirzaker and Jamie Pittock); 6. Towards catchment-based water and food security (Derick du Toit, Sharon Pollard, Donna Hornby and Brian Mandikiana); 7. Rainwater harvesting and conservation agriculture in the southern Africa region (Hodson Makurira); 8. Integrated rainwater harvesting (a case study in Mpumalanga, South Africa) (Jaqui Goldin and Germaine Owen); 9. Future directions for water and agriculture in southern Africa (Jamie Pittock and R. Quentin Grafton). [ASC Leiden abstract]