Food Security: Threat Factors, Policies and Challenges


Jonathan Webb (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC012000

The 20th century saw the most rapid and most dramatic agricultural transformation in human history. Science-based agriculture brought about many changes on the farm that transformed agriculture from subsistence to a more productive and profitable modern industrial based agriculture. Cassava is one of the main sources of world carbohydrate with Africa recognized as the highest producing continent and Nigeria as the highest producing country. Chapter One conducted an investigation in Nigeria to find out the variable inputs that affects the output of cassava farming households. Chapter Two assesses rural women’s level of use of information and communication technologies for food security information in the oil rich Niger Delta. Chapter Three explores the changing socio-economic environment of food production in Cameroon and its implications on food security. Chapter Four discusses the contribution of diaspora remittances to household food security in in Zimbabwe. Chapter Five focuses on rice food security in the Pearl River Delta of China, and demonstrates that the joint application of silicon and phosphorus fertilizers is an appropriate option to minimize arsenic accumulation in rice grain. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Role of Cassava Production in Improving Food Security in the Delta State of Nigeria
Bonaventure C. Onodu and Richard J. Culas (School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Orange NSW, Australia)

Chapter 2. An Assessment of Rural Women’s Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Food Security Information in the Niger Delta, Nigeria (pp.35-48)
Ifeoma Q. Anugwa, Agwu E. Agwu, PhD, Jane M. Chah, PhD and Cynthia E. Nwobodo (Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)

Chapter 3. Women Food-Crop Entrepreneurs in Southwestern Cameroon: Challenges to Promoting National Food Security
Lotsmart Fonjong (Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon)

Chapter 4. The Contribution of Diaspora Remittances to Household Food Security in the Tsholotsho District, Zimbabwe
Thomas Marambanyika, PhD, and Clara Ndlovu (Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe)

Chapter 5. Rice Food Security in the Pearl River Delta, China: A Case Study
Junhui Li, PhD, Lin Zhang, Ying Lu, PhD, Chongjian Jia and Hojae Shim, PhD (College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, and others)



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