Africa and the Environment Products

  • Politics and Poverty

    A Critique of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1st Edition

    By John Abbott

    Originally published in 1992. At its foundation FAO was conceived as an organization that would bring together health and agriculture. It would manage the world’s food output to greater advantage and improve the well-being of its people. Almost a half-century on, FAO faced mounting criticism from…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 

  • The Fight for Food

    Factors Limiting Agricultural Production, 1st Edition

    By Harold E. Croxall, Lionel P. Smith

    Originally published in 1984. Without technical Jargon or a mass of confusing statistics, this book describes a wide range of factors influencing agricultural productivity including weather, soil biology and ecology, and human, social, economic and political factors. The ways in which these factors…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 

  • The Political Economy of African Famine

    1st Edition

    Edited by R. E. Downs, Donna O. Kerner, Stephen P. Reyna

    Originally published in 1991. This volume explores the combination of political and economic forces that influence different levels of food supply. The book begins with a discussion of famine theories, ranging from cultural ecology to neo-Marxism. Following this survey is a series of essays by…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 

  • The Politics of Hunger

    The Global Food System, 1st Edition

    By John W. Warnock

    Originally published in 1987. This important and provocative book explains the persistence of hunger, poverty, and the lack of balanced development in many countries and the central role of agriculture in economic development. Most theories of agricultural development are based on the experiences…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 

  • African Food Systems in Crisis

    Part One: Microperspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, Solomon H Katz

    Originally published in 1990. Produced by the Task Force on African Famine of the American Anthropological Association, this is the first of a multi-part project dealing with the long-term and ongoing food crisis in Africa primarily at the level of local production-the microperspective. It offers a…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 

  • African Food Systems in Crisis

    Part Two: Contending with Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, Solomon H Katz

    Originally published in 1991. Commissioned by the Task Force on African Famine of the American Anthropological Association, this the second part of a project examining the causes of food system failure in Africa and the effects of attempts to remedy the situation. It evaluates the…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 

  • Foreign Direct Investment in Large-Scale Agriculture in Africa

    Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability in Ethiopia, 1st Edition

    By Atkeyelsh G. M. Persson

    This book examines environmental sustainability and inclusive economic growth, providing in-depth analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) in large-scale agriculture in Ethiopia. In most African states, arable land and other natural resources play a pivotal role for economic growth and…

    Hardback – 2019-05-23 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam

    African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation is about the unconcern for, and marginalisation of, the environment in African philosophy. The issue of the environment is still very much neglected by governments, corporate bodies, academics and specifically, philosophers in the sub-Saharan Africa…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Valuing Development, Environment and Conservation

    Creating Values that Matter, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Bracking, Aurora Fredriksen, Sian Sullivan, Philip Woodhouse

    Policy-makers are increasingly trying to assign economic values to areas such as ecologies, the atmosphere, even human lives. These new values, assigned to areas previously considered outside of economic systems, often act to qualify, alter or replace former non-pecuniary values. Valuing…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Resilience and Collapse in African Savannahs

    Causes and consequences of environmental change in east Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Bollig, David M. Anderson

    This book assesses the causes and consequences of environmental change in East Africa, asking whether local African communities are sufficiently resilient to cope with the ecological and social challenges that confront them. It focuses on the savannahs of the Baringo-Bogoria basin, and the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18

  • Sugarcane Bioenergy for Sustainable Development

    Expanding Production in Latin America and Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Luis A. B. Cortez, Manoel Regis L. V. Leal, Luiz A. Horta Nogueira

    In recent years, there has been a rapid expansion of the growing of crops for use in bioenergy production rather than for food. This has been particularly the case for sugarcane in Latin America and Africa. This book examines the further potential in the context of the food versus fuel debate, and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-17
    Routledge Studies in Bioenergy

  • Solar Energy, Mini-grids and Sustainable Electricity Access

    Practical Experiences, Lessons and Solutions from Senegal, 1st Edition

    By Kirsten Ulsrud, Charles Muchunku, Debajit Palit, Gathu Kirubi

    This book presents new research on solar mini-grids and the ways they can be designed and implemented to provide equitable and affordable electricity access, while ensuring economic sustainability and replication. Drawing on a detailed analysis of solar mini-grid projects in Senegal, the book…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

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