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Challenges of agricultural production and food security in Africa

Challenges of agricultural production and food security in Africa

report and proceedings of an international conference, 27-30 July 1989, Ota, Nigeria

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Published by The Forum in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Agricultural productivity -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Food supply -- Africa -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby the African Leadership Forum.
      ContributionsAfrica Leadership Forum.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD2117 .C473 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 268 p. :
      Number of Pages268
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1320025M
      LC Control Number92194981

      Reliable access to adequate food is a fundamental requirement for human well-being. Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States face challenges ranging from scarcity or unpredictable changes in food availability due to factors such as weather and climate, labour-intensive or dated agricultural methods, and HIV and AIDS, and other health issues affecting agricultural production.


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