Food security in southern Africa: causes and responses from the region

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE EDITOR(S): S.E.Drimie, M.Lafon
KEYWORDS: FOOD SECURITY, HIV/AIDS, POVERTY, SOUTHERN AFRICA
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2736

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Abstract

The food crisis in southern Africa, with its many correlated aspects among which the impact of HIV/AIDS appears particularly compelling, is proving to be, as it unfolds, one of the most serious challenges, if not the most fundamental one the sub-region has been confronted with over a long period of time; it can be argues that the present situation as the population's well being is concerned, belittles the political turmoil around the Independencies or political liberations, at least in countries which were not devastated but wars, in all countries but South Africa, it questions the very survival of a significant number of the population as both rural and urban communities are affected; these communities will never be the same afterwards, even if they manage to overcome the onslaught of the crisis. This book being the partial proceedings of a conference co-organized by the South African Regional Poverty Network, Care-International and IFAS.