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Publication | 2020

Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change in Africa

This book provides a comprehensive analysis on the relationship between nutrition, health, climate change, environment, agriculture and sustainable development, with a special interest in sustainably enhancing Africa’s nutritional outlook in the post COVID-19 pandemic era. It examines
the contributions of nutrition, community development and agricultural transformation-related policies, programmes, tools and initiatives in the face of changing climate and agribusiness ecosystem. The authors recommend innovative conceptual frameworks, appropriate initiatives and workable policy nuggets towards realizing continental nutritional agenda within a climate-smart agricultural topography.

This book provides policy tools for achieving sustainable agriculture and nutrition and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Chapter 3 adopts a panel data analysis approach to examine food and nutrition security (FNS) and agricultural value-added nexus towards the realization of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) 2 in West Africa.

Chapter 4 analyses the effect of infrastructural expansion on rural transformation, via increased investment agricultural research and development (R&D) in Nigeria.

Chapter 5 expatiates on the responsiveness of cassava and maize seed supply sustainability to public investment in R&D infrastructure in Nigeria.

Chapter 6 presents a political economy understanding of the nutrition, health, climate change, deforestation and land access nexus in Africa, based on a few lessons from the United States.

Chapter 7 adopts a gender lens in recommending policies for rural community development organizations towards alleviating poverty and malnutrition among women households and other vulnerable groups.

Chapter 8 assesses the short and long-run effect of agricultural production and farm management practices on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in Cameroon.

Chapter 9 uses data collected from structured questionnaires to conduct productivity analysis among smallholder rice farmers and the policy implications for nutrition security in Cameroon.

Chapter 10 adopts the Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE) approach to examine how public expenditure and foreign direct investment could be leveraged for maximizing agricultural policy space in Cameroon.

Chapter 11 epitomizes the role of modern knowledge management tools such as digital libraries in
making African agriculture and policies much smarter.

Chapter 12 concludes on the workable policy recommendations for fostering nutrition security and adapting to the changing climate through sustainable agriculture in a post-COVID-19 African ecosystem.