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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)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Urban agriculture: challenges and opportunities in urban water management and planning.

Africa is urbanizing rapidly, and many unemployed or poor people are trying to produce food in urban and peri-urban areas. Many local authorities see this as high-risk food production, mainly because of the risk of use of contaminated water. However, with good planning, urban gardens can supply...

Author(s)
Wesselow, M.; Kifunda, C.; Auerbach, R.; Siebenhüner, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Can cities from the global South be the drivers of sustainable food systems?

Urbanization has been associated with significant transformations in our society, with paramount influence in agriculture and the world food industry, and subsequently in consumers' diets. Arguably, the current food consumption trend is non-sustainable given the non-regenerative, and rather...

Author(s)
Fonseca, J. M.; Battersby, J.; Hualda, L. A. T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Cuba.

The first biological control project in Cuba concerned the introduction of the parasitoid Eretmocerus serius in 1929, resulting in successful classical biocontrol of citrus blackfly in citrus. The subsequent biocontrol success that is still in use on large areas today was obtained in the 1940s by...

Author(s)
Márquez, M. E.; Vázquez, L. L.; Rodríguez, M. G.; Ayala Sifontes, J. L.; Fuentes, F.; Ramos, M.; Hidalgo, L.; Herrera, L.
ISBN
2020 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urbanization, climate change and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter explores the factors leading to urban migration in Sub-Saharan Africa, the impact of climate on the behaviour of malaria vectors (Anopheles spp.) in Africa, and the effects of climate change, urbanization, urban agriculture, and human settlement, activities and lifestyle on vector...

Author(s)
Kweka, E. J.; Mazigo, H. D.; Himeidan, Y. E.; Morona, D.; Munga, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Hunger for justice: building sustainable and equitable communities in Massachusetts.

This chapter documents the attempts of the food justice movement in the lower Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts (USA) to challenge inequities in the agri-food system, while addressing broader socio-economic and racial disparities in the region. It documents how marginalized communities and their...

Author(s)
LeDoux, T. F.; Conz, B. W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainability's incomplete circles: towards a just food politics in Austin, Texas and Havana, Cuba.

This chapter questions the use of sustainability discourses in urban agriculture projects, with a comparative study of Austin, Texas and La Habana, Cuba. Faced with a food security crisis in the 1990s, Cuba turned to a diversified and mostly organic agricultural system in order to feed its...

Author(s)
Lowell, J. T.; Law, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A political ecology of community gardens in Australia: from local issues to global lessons.

This chapter presents the findings of a study on community gardens in the cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) using an urban political ecology approach. The study examines (1) the characteristics of community gardens in the study area; (2) the motivations underpinning garden...

Author(s)
Byrne, J. A.; Pickering, C. M.; Guitart, D. A.; Sims-Castley, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban agriculture as adaptive capacity: an example from Senegal.

This chapter discusses how resilience theory can help to better qualify and situate urban agriculture (UA) in relation to city food systems and urban food security. Specifically, it demonstrates how UA can be regarded as a food practice that builds urban adaptive capacity in a number of ways and...

Author(s)
White, S. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intersection and material flow in open-space urban farms in Tanzania.

This chapter examines how utilizing movement, flow and intersection as heuristic devices on the open-space farms of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) bridges the analytical gap between urban agriculture in the Global South and Global North. The chapter focuses on flows of individuals and social relations to ...

Author(s)
McLees, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter

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