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Changes in Official Attitudes Towards Urban Agriculture in Accra

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Kwaku Obosu-Mensah Introduction Urbanization is increasing in African countries. In 2000 the United Nations reported that 38% of Africans lived in urban areas. This figure is expected increase to… Read More

Gender-Sensitive LP Models in Soil Fertility Research for Smallholder Farmers: Reaching De Jure Female Headed Households in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Maxwell Mudhara, Peter. E. Hildebrand, and Christina. H. Gladwin Introduction Zimbabwe faces a challenge in meeting food requirements of its 12 million people. The population is growing at three percent… Read More

Gender and Soil Fertility Management in Mbale District, Southeastern Uganda

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Abe Goldman and Kathleen Heldenbrand Introduction This paper explores gender-related aspects of agriculture and agricultural change in a densely populated, high potential area in eastern Uganda, particularly in relation… Read More

Globalizing Land and Food in Zimbabwe: Implications for Southern Africa

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Carol Thompson Abstract For political and economic crises as severe as Zimbabwe, domestic causes are central, but the conflict in Zimbabwe is not simply internal; it is regional and… Read More

At Issue: More Ominous than Climate Change? Global Policy Threats to Africa Food Production

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Andrew Mushita and Carol Thompson Abstract In international fora, climate change discussions center on how farmers can “mitigate” and “adapt” to weather variability to increase food production. Instead, African smallholder… Read More