Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa
This 32-chapter volume represents the core of several oral and poster presentations made at the conference. In addition to Introduction and Conclusion sections, the book is thematically divided into 7 sections, namely, 1) Land Use and Farming Systems, 2) Effects of Climate Change on Crop Yield, 3) Soil Nutrient and Water Management for Carbon Sequestration, 4) Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands through Forestry and Agroforestry, 5) Management of Animal Production for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 6) Smallholder Adaptation to Climate Change, and 7) Economic, Social and Policy Issues. It addresses these themes in the context of sustainable intensification (SI). It implies increasing agronomic production from the existing land while improving/restoring its quality and decreasing the C or environmental footprint. Simply put, SI means producing more from less.
Vividly explains the importance of sustainable intensificationPertinent to advancing food security in AfricaAddresses enhancement of climate resilienceConcluding chapter discusses research and development prioritiesBased on inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to addressing key issues of global significance (e.g. food security, climate change, sustainable development)