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Food Security, Land Degradation, Water Depletion, and Sustainable Farming in Sub-Saharan Africa: Linkages and Opportunities

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  • Jean-Claude Bidogeza

    () (International Soil Fertility Centre and Agricultural Development)

Abstract

The challenge of achievving simultaneously food security, rural welfare, land protection and soil fertility regeneration as well as climate change adaptation in the face of demograhic growth are overwhelming for Sub-Saharan Africa. However, sustainable farming offers opportunities to maintain food security, mitigate effects of climate change, protect land and raise cash at the same time.

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  • Jean-Claude Bidogeza, 2012. "Food Security, Land Degradation, Water Depletion, and Sustainable Farming in Sub-Saharan Africa: Linkages and Opportunities," UNDP Africa Policy Notes 2012-008, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa.
  • Handle: RePEc:rac:wpaper:2012-008
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    Keywords

    Sub-Saharan Africa; food security; climate change; land and water degradation; and sustainable farming;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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