Will renewed attention and investment in African agriculture ensure sound nutrition?

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dc.contributor.author Hendriks, Sheryl L.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-07T12:36:13Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-07T12:36:13Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02
dc.description.abstract Africa is home to just over a quarter of all undernourished children. While food supply has largely kept pace with population growth in most African countries since the 1990s, high levels of under-nutrition pose threats to productivity and efficiency of the agriculture and food system. Ensuring food security for all in Africa in the future will require more than simply increasing aggregate food supplies. Future agriculture and food security strategies, policies and investment in Africa will need to consider the unique dynamics of Africa's population growth and balance the need for a very significant and rapid increase in food demand with careful consideration of dietary requirements to ensure healthy and productive lives. There is broad agreement that African agriculture has enormous potential for growth thanks to its abundant natural resources, namely land and water. But, will the renewed attention and investment in African generate the exponential growth necessary to feed the continent's growing population in a manner that ensure sound nutrition? en_US
dc.description.librarian hj2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejdr/index.html en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hendriks, SL 2013, 'Will renewed attention and investment in African agriculture ensure sound nutrition?', European Journal of Development Research, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 36-43. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0957-8811 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9728 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1057/ejdr.2012.48
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/42547
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_US
dc.rights © European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes 2013. en_US
dc.subject African agriculture en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Food supply en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.subject Population growth en_US
dc.subject Economic development en_US
dc.title Will renewed attention and investment in African agriculture ensure sound nutrition? en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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