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Women in food production and food security in Africa

Jennie Dey

Women in food production and food security in Africa

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Women farmers -- Africa.,
    • Women agricultural laborers -- Africa.,
    • Food -- Storage.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101).

      Statementby Jennie Dey.
      SeriesWomen in agriculture ;, 3
      ContributionsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
      LC ClassificationsHD6073.F32 A353 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 101 p. ;
      Number of Pages101
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2099213M
      LC Control Number88146728

      Food insecurity refers to the uncertain availability of food and beverages. In fact, in some parts of Africa and Asia, women and children walk an average of nearly four miles for drinking water that isn’t always even safe to drink. And in the United States alone, one in six children goes hungry. REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA THE INTEGRATED FOOD SECURITY STRATEGY FOR SOUTH AFRICA PRETORIA 6 PRIORITY AREAS FOR FOOD SECURITY Increase Household Food Production 2. INTEGRATED FOOD SECURITY STRATEGY-SOUTH AFRICA for pregnant and lactating women, pension funds for the elderly, working for water, community public works . IMPROVING AFRICA’S FOOD-SECURITY, ONE WOMAN AT A TIME Food-security expert Jemimah Njuki explains why women are poised to take a leading role in Africa’s agriculture industry READING AS THINKING 1. Observe the pictures, read the captions and answer the questions below. 2.

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