Clearly, interactions between livestock and people can pose high public health risks. However, keeping animals for food production is an undeniable part of human reality.
It is official: we are predominantly an urban species. More than 50% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, this fact appeals to have a fresh look at urban agriculture.
The world-wide migration of rural inhabitants to cities is particularly prominent in Africa and Asia. Rural dwellers moving to cities often bring agricultural practices with them for food security...
The anthology on Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture for Food Security in Low-income Countries was launched on June 18.
The world is becoming a more urbanized place, currently about 50% of the worlds´ population lives in cities and the proportion is expected to increase to almost 70% in 2050. The increase is likely to be particularly prominent in Africa and Asia, where urban population is expected to double between 2000 and 2030.
Reporting back from Melinda Sundell in The Netherlands!The energy at this conference is amazing and as a result I am continuing in the rebellious mode of studiously avoiding all of the presentations by my fellow agricultural economists and going for sessions where I am a complete novice, which are basically those sessions which have more to do with food than
Reporting back from Melinda Sundell in The Netherlands!Being at this conference is like facing a particularly tempting smorgasbord—so many wonderful tastes and smells and a limited physical ability to partake of everything! Present here is every topic a food security person could be interested in, but I will try to highlight some of the strengths (and w
This study was presented during the conference “Production and Carbon Dynamics in Sustainable Agricultural and Forest Systems in Africa” held in September, 2010.
In 2008 the world’s urban population exceeded the rural population for the first time in the history. This urbanization process is happening together with growing urban poverty and food insecurity and this trend is set to continue.
Global farmers face an enormous challenge to satisfy a rapidly growing demand for food, feed, fibres and fuels. At the same time the environmental sustainability of production methods is...