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About this book
This volume discusses emerging contexts of agricultural and ecosystem resilience in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as contemporary technological advances that have influenced African livelihoods. In six sections, the book addresses the sustainable development goals to mitigate the negative impacts on agricultural productivity brought about by climate change in Africa. Some of the challenges assessed include soil degradation, land use changes, natural resource mismanagement, declining crop productivity, and economic stagnation. This book will be of interest to researchers, NGOs, and development organizations.
Section 1 focuses on climate risk management in tropical Africa. Section 2 addresses the water-ecosystem-agriculture nexus, and identifies the best strategies for sustainable water use. Section 3 introduces Information Communication Technology (ICT), and how it can be used for ecosystem and human resilience to improve quality of life in communities. Section 4 discusses the science and policies of transformative agriculture, including challenges facing crop production and management. Section 5 addresses landscape processes, human security, and governance of agro-ecosystems. Section 6 concludes the book with chapters uniquely covering the gender dynamics of agricultural, ecosystem, and livelihood resilience.
Climate risk management Tropical Africa Agroecosystem resilience Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tranformative agriculture Water-Ecosystem-Agriculture Nexus Wetland dynamics Agronomic management strategies Ecological sustainability Crop biotechnology Agricultural development landscape Livestock production Landscape processes Gender dynamics in agriculture
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12974-3
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-3-030-12973-6
- Online ISBN 978-3-030-12974-3
- Series Print ISSN 1610-2002
- Series Online ISSN 1610-2010
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