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Food and development in the semi-arid zone of east Africa

Philip Wayland Porter

Food and development in the semi-arid zone of east Africa

by Philip Wayland Porter

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Published by Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, East.
    • Subjects:
    • Arid regions agriculture -- Africa, East.,
    • Food supply -- Africa, East.,
    • Diet -- Africa, East.,
    • Nutrition policy -- Africa, East.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Philip W. Porter.
      SeriesForeign and comparative studies : African series ;, 32
      ContributionsLehigh University.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS616.A44 P67
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 107, 5 p., [5] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages107
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4416353M
      ISBN 100915984547
      LC Control Number79020312

        Cold semi-arid regions have a relatively cold winter, which may some snowfall. The cold semi-arid climate is located at a higher elevation than the hot semi-arid climates. The cold semi-arid climates are also likely to experience temperature variations between day and night. The temperature variation is not common in the hot semi-arid : John Misachi. Farmers are taking up soil and water management practices to address the risk of declining rainfall amounts and variability. Wote in semi-arid zone of eastern Kenya, is characterized by highly weathered soils. Soil erosion is rampant due to lack of adequate vegetation cover at the beginning of the rainy seasons, and also due to the sparse : John W.M. Recha, Maren A.O. Radeny, Philip Kimeli, Vivian Atakos, Rachel Kisilu, Julius Kinywee.

      North of the Semi-Arid Steppe. Arid desert. Climate of the high mountains. Warm, humid subtropical. Part of East Africa that is largely desert and is called the "Horn of Africa" (some areas only get limited rain during the Summer) Creating food-supply issues in Africa. . Kenya: Country situation assessment 9 Acronyms ASAL Arid and Semi-arid Lands ASCU Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit ASDSP Agriculture Sector Development Support Programme ASF ASAL Stakeholders’ Forum CARIAA Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia CBO Community-Based OrganisationFile Size: 1MB.

      Aridity has absolutely nothing to do with the availability of food. The world produces enough food for everybody. The problem is getting it into stomachs. Hunger is artificial, caused by conflict and infrastructure deficits. The parts of Africa co. Soils of the semi-arid and arid zones might support few plants on the surface, but a good part of the biomass might be in the soil itself as roots. Shrubby desert plants often have very hard woody roots that may be a physical barrier to agriculture. Disease and Pest Problems Arid regions have their fair share of disease and pest Size: KB.


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Food and development in the semi-arid zone of east Africa by Philip Wayland Porter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Food and development in the semi-arid zone of east Africa. Syracuse, N.Y.: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Philip Wayland Porter; Lehigh University. Traditional Food Plants: A Resource Book for Promoting the Exploitation and Consumption of Food Plants in Arid, Semi-arid and Sub-humid Lands of Eastern Africa Issue 42 of FAO food and nutrition paper, Food and Agriculture Organization, ISSN FAO technical papers: Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Edition.

Porter, Philip W., Food and Development in the Semi-Arid Zone of East Africa. Syracuse Univ. Press, Pouwels, R. Horn & Crescent, Horn and Crescent: Cultural Change and Traditional Islam on the East African Coast, Cambridge U.

Pr., Salih, MA Mohamed and John Markakis, (ed.), Ethnicity and the State in Eastern Africa. Nordic. Definitions • Drylands cover approximately 40% of the world’s land area, and support two billion people, 90% of whom live in developing countries.

These areas receive relatively low overall amounts of precipitation in the form of rainfall or snow (UN, ; MEA ). Chapter 4 - Food supply systems in Africa Agriculture in transition: Factors affecting food security.

The agricultural production and food supply systems of a country depend on many factors including government policy, ecological potential, and the level of technology, inputs. Agriculture in Semi-Arid Environments by A.E. Hall,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(1).

This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas. The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed.

Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics).Format: Ebook.

Applied Geography (), 6, Rainwater-harvesting agriculture for food production in arid zones: the challenge of the African famine H. Bruins, M. Evenari and U. Nessler The Jacob Blaustein Institute/or Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel 84 Abstract Rainwater-harvesting agriculture is a specialized form of rainfed farming that has a Cited by: Determinants for cassava production expansion in the semi-arid zone of West Africa Article in Environment Development and Sustainability 11(2).

Climate-related hazards are a serious threat to Kenya’s development. Agriculture, the mainstay of the Kenyan economy, is predominantly rain-fed, making it highly vulnerable to climate change.

Droughts are the most common disasters affecting Kenya. The majority of the major shortfalls in food supply recorded have been associated with rainfall deficits.

The recurrence and intensity of droughts. Climate, population and food security The regions of the world classed as semi-arid tropics (SAT) are home to billion people (Thurston, ). Of these, m people are classed as ‘poor’ (i.e. they have a daily income of less than $1 US), of whom 70 % live in rural areas and lack food security (Ryan and Spencer, ).

The problems. The semi-arid zones of the world are fragile ecosystems which are being sub­ stantially modified by the activities of mankind. Increasing human populations have resulted in greater demands on semi-arid zones for providing human susten­ ance and the possibility that this may enhance desertification is a grave concern.

These zones are harsh habitats for humans. The second largest climate zone in the Middle East and one of the largest in Africa, is the semi-arid climate. These areas receive more rain than deserts, but not enough for anything other than a.

This report is a situation analysis of the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in the arid and semi-arid lands of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It reviews the available evidence and focuses on the opportunities for poverty alleviation through the provision and management of ecosystem services.

The study was undertaken between. experience working in the arid and semi-arid areas (ASALs) of Pakistan, I find that the conservation and development of local breeds along with the active involvement of livestock keepers in policy making are keys to the sustainable use of resources.

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations AfDB African Development Bank AFSS Abuja Food Security Summit ASAL Arid and Semi-Arid Lowlands ASARECA Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa AU-SAFGRAD African Union Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development CAADP Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program CBT Cross Border Trade.

ARID AND SEMI-ARID ZONES 1. The West Africa arid zone is a natural environment with low productivity, the main factor limiting biological production in general is the lack of water. If we can overcome this limiting factor - technical and economic point of view - they can become quite productive.

By saying that, the intensive production. and semi-arid in general, the physiognomy of the vegetation is influenced by these changes (Diarra, ) and human action (Akpo and Grouzis, b; Diatta et al., ).

Dynamics of Woody Vegetation and Natural Regeneration of Tree The investigations carried out in West Africa in different countries showed diverse by: 1.

economic environment in semi-arid areas in southern Africa makes communities vulnerable to food insecurity and unstable livelihoods as well as leading to unsustainable agro ecological systems.

Some of the key vulnerabilities in semi-arid areas include: i) people. Vette S () Drought, change and resilience in South Africa’s arid and semi-arid rangelands.

S Afr J Sci –33 Google Scholar West CT, Roncoli C, Ouattara F () Local perceptions and regional climate trends on the central plateau of Burkina by: 3.

The Sahel is a narrow band of semi-arid land that forms a transition zone between the Sahara to the north and the savannas to the south. It is made up of flat, barren plains that stretch roughly 5, kilometers (3, miles) across Africa, from Senegal to Sudan.

The Sahel contains the fertile delta of the Niger, one of Africas longest rivers.the agricultural potential in arid and semi-arid lands in _ // kenya: a case of masongaleni settlement scheme by joseph matuu mutinda b.a (hons), a thesis submitted in part fulfilment of the degree of master of arts (planning) of the university of nairobi.

september, practices in semi-arid eastern Kenya. Arid Land Research and Management.Recha J, Kinyangi J, Omondi H. Climate related risk and opportunities for agricultural adaption and mitigation in semi-arid eastern Kenya Correct Citation: Recha J, Radeny M, Kimeli P, Building adaptive capacity and improving food security in.