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Cover for An ecological and conservation perspective.

This chapter explores the potential for One Health to shift its focus from disease prevention to health promotion to more fully integrate solutions that protect the health of humans, animals and the ecosystems on which we all depend for our economies, livelihoods, food security and health. This...

Author(s)
White, C. L.; Lankton, J. S.; Walsh, D. P.; Sleeman, J. M.; Stephen, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security and nutrition.

This chapter gives an overview of the relationship between food security and One Health. Topics that were highlighted are: the global governance of food and nutrition security; malnutrition; undernutrition; over nutrition; food waste; and systems approach to food security.

Author(s)
Gordon, I. J.; Alonso, S.; Crump, L.; Dominguez-Salas, P.; Garine-Wichatitsky, M. de
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security and technology: fear trumps hope.

This introductory chapter explores the clash between the rhetorical flourishes and the objective evidence that frames the global policy dialogue directed at the challenge of securing an adequate and sustainable supply of affordable and nutritious food for a growing world population.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future of food security: where to from here?

In considering the role of controversial technologies in food security, this chapter looks at the faces of social controversy, the need to sort out agreement from disagreement, and what can be done in policymaking.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The likely impact of the 2015-2018 drought in South Africa: lessons from the 2008 food price crisis and future implications.

Although still controversial, several reviews of research show that organic foods are more nutritious and contain fewer poisons than conventional foods. Poor food choices lead to low dietary diversity, and refined foods have many nutrients removed; low nutrient density and high sugars, salts and...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Piek, H.; Battersby, J.; Devereux, S.; Olivier, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strengthening participation in the organic value chain for small-scale farmers in Southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

While many food security interventions focus on production-related constraints to food security, fewer focus on the integration of smallholder farmers in the supply chain. In the Agricultural Sustainable Community Investment Project (Agri-SCIP), operating on the south coast of the Kwa-Zulu Natal...

Author(s)
Troosters, W.; Auerbach, R.; Haysom, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda.

The growth of the organic agriculture (OA) sector in Uganda started in 1994 as a response to the threat of the Sahara Desert spreading southwards. To enhance the development of the sector, a national OA movement was established in 2001. The National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU)...

Author(s)
Nalunga, J.; Auerbach, R.; Ssekyewa, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The fight against food shortages and surpluses: perspectives of a practitioner.

This book explores what governments and regional organizations can do to keep the price of agricultural commodities stable on their own national markets if the world price becomes too high or too low. It focuses on one group of agricultural commodities - food grains. The book advocates the...

Author(s)
McClintock, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394842)
Type
Book
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Cover for Biofortified pearl millet cultivars offer potential solution to tackle malnutrition in India.

This chapter focuses on plant breeding, phenotyping, and cultivar development for the biofortification of pearl millet in India. Biofortification is the process of breeding micronutrient traits into staple food crops, which are bioavailable. It has been proven that biofortified crops have a...

Author(s)
Govindaraj, M.; Virk, P. S.; Anand Kanatti; Binu Cherian; Rai, K. N.; Anderson, M. S.; Pfeiffer, W. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
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Cover for Role of women in development.

This chapter discusses the impacts of the gender empowerment activities of the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh on women's land ownership and economic condition, household food security, fuel security, access to health care, water and sanitation, and education of girls.

Author(s)
Begum, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
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