Articles by Keyword: Food Security

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  1. The effects of soil amendments and mulch on emergence, pod development and yield of bambara groundnut (<em>Vigna subterranea</em> L.) in a hard-setting soil

    The effects of soil amendments and mulch on emergence, pod development and yield of bambara groundnut (<em>Vigna subterranea</em> L.) in a hard-setting soil

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Poor crop establishment is a common problem in the soils of semi-arid areas of South Africa and is often one of the main factors limiting crop yields. Hard-setting Hutton soils (Chromic Luvisol) expose shoots of emerging crop seedlings to high...
  2. An overview of indigenous crop development by the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture and Land Administration (DALA)

    An overview of indigenous crop development by the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture and Land Administration (DALA)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Indigenous as well as indigenized crops form part of the daily diet of the smallholder and developing farmers in the Mpumalanga province. Developmental efforts by national research institutes on these crops under smallholder environments have been negligible in the past...
  3. The significance of gathering wild orchid tubers for orphan household livelihoods in a context of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

    The significance of gathering wild orchid tubers for orphan household livelihoods in a context of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    We investigated the role of gathering and selling the edible tubers of wild orchids by children orphaned by AIDS as one of their livelihood strategies, through a household survey administered to 152 households in three villages in the Southern Highlands...
  4. Few data but many fish: marine small-scale fisheries catches for Mozambique and Tanzania

    Few data but many fish: marine small-scale fisheries catches for Mozambique and Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The fisheries data supplied to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) by national agencies have served as the primary tool for many global and regional studies. However, it is recognised that these data are incomplete and...
  5. Climate change impacts on fisheries in West Africa: implications for economic, food and nutritional security

    Climate change impacts on fisheries in West Africa: implications for economic, food and nutritional security

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    West Africa was identified as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in previous global analyses. Adverse changes in marine resources under climate change may pose significant threats to the livelihoods and well-being of the communities and countries...
  6. Gender, famine and HIV/AIDS: rethinking new variant famine in Malawi

    Gender, famine and HIV/AIDS: rethinking new variant famine in Malawi

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Although making a large and rapid impact on our understandings of the interactions between famine and HIV/AIDS, the new variant famine hypothesis has had little critical scrutiny. This paper uses a case study of the Malawian food crisis of 2001/2002...
  7. Food consumption patterns, diversity of food nutrients and mean nutrient intake in relation to HIV/AIDS status in Kisumu district Kenya

    Food consumption patterns, diversity of food nutrients and mean nutrient intake in relation to HIV/AIDS status in Kisumu district Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    As the causes and consequences of the AIDS epidemic become clearer, so does the fundamental importance of food and nutritional security for HIV-affected individuals. Even as food insecurity remains a major problem in poor households, its effects are worsened in...
  8. The importance of interdisciplinary collaborative research in responding to HIV/AIDS vulnerability in rural Senegal

    The importance of interdisciplinary collaborative research in responding to HIV/AIDS vulnerability in rural Senegal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV prevalence in Senegal is less than 1%, a success generally attributed to the country's quick response to the nascent epidemic of the 1980s and its continued efforts to curtail the spread of HIV. However, as the bulk of the...
  9. The possible relation between bio-fuels, agriculture and the demand for food in South African cities

    The possible relation between bio-fuels, agriculture and the demand for food in South African cities

    Global food security is constantly faced with new challenges as new driving forces emerge. One of these new emerging driving forces is the link between the demand for energy and agriculture, specifically with regards to food security discourses. This paper...