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Irrigation and food security on Swaziland

Vincent Sithole

Irrigation and food security on Swaziland

current status and research priorities

by Vincent Sithole

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Published by University of Swaziland, Social Science Research Unit in [Kwaluseni, Swaziland] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Swaziland.
    • Subjects:
    • Irrigation -- Swaziland.,
    • Food supply -- Swaziland.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementV.M. Sithole and J. Testerink.
      SeriesResearch paper / Social Science Research Unit, University of Swaziland ;, no. 27, Research paper (University of Swaziland. Social Science Research Unit) ;, 27.
      ContributionsTesterink, J.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1741.S87 S57 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination21 p. ;
      Number of Pages21
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2024383M
      LC Control Number90980430

        The preservation of traditional forms of farming knowledge and practices help maintain biodiversity, enhance food security, and protect the world’s natural resources. There are approximately million indigenous peoples in the world occupying or using up to 22 percent of the global land area, which is home to 80 percent of the world’s. The Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability covers the hottest topics in the science of food sustainability, providing a synopsis of the path society is on to secure food for a growing investigates the focal issue of sustainable food production in relation to the effects of global change on food resources, biodiversity and global food security.

        Israeli drip irrigation experts guide Swaziland farmers in agricultural training food security in Swaziland improved slightly in , though . Food security is a measure of the availability of food and individuals' ability to access it. Affordability is only one factor. There is evidence of food security being a concern many thousands of years ago, with central authorities in ancient China and ancient Egypt being known to release food from storage in times of famine. At the World Food Conference the term "food security" was.

        Background: Small scale irrigation is an important strategy in reducing risks associated with rainfall variability and increasing income of rural farm -households. Objective: To examine the impact of small-scale irrigation on income of rural farm households. It also presents the problems and challenges in use of small scale irrigation. Methods: A cross-sectional data obtained using a sample . The Agricultural Productivity and Food Security Project will close in , signaling its long term support for reinforcing Burkina’s agricultural and livestock value chains. With more food products available in rural markets, Burkina Faso can significantly reduce risks of food insecurity and improve its economy.


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Irrigation and food security on Swaziland by Vincent Sithole Download PDF EPUB FB2

Swaziland: good food security practices to share and replicate 1 A model for replication In order to increase the resilience of communities to drought and HIV/AIDS, a multi-facetted and innovative food security pilot project was implemented in a number of communities in Swaziland over a three year period ().

Peter () demonstrated that irrigation schemes increased food security and income generation at the household level in Swaziland. Janaiah et al. () also found that the incidence, depth and. Keywords: Food security, Household level, Impact, Irrigation schemes, Small holders, Swaziland.

INTRODUCTION Food security is a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical. requires improvements in both irrigation technologies and practices. Food security, health, HIV and AIDS. Agriculture and food production The staple food in Swaziland is maize but the country does not produce sufficient quantities to meet domestic demand and has to rely on food.

Obviously, irrigation is key to increasing food production and farm income and improves resilience against weather variability. But water also affects food security and nutrition through other pathways. More precise irrigation management increases not just the volume but also the diversity of food that can be produced, including dry season.

will support the implementation of FAO’s mandate to increase food production through water control, intensification and diversification, which are the basic components of the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS).

The manual is the result of several years of field work and training irrigation engineers in the sub-region.

The approaches. Irrigation and food security In many countries, water scarcity represents a critical constraint to food production and a major cause of poverty and hunger.

Sustainable irrigation. Large-scale irrigation projects are often unsustainable, but a variety of small-scale, affordable techniques can increase food production.

Examples of such. “To achieve and maintain an efficient and sustainable agricultural sector that will ensure national and household food security and a sustainable growth of Swaziland’s agriculture and national economy with equitable wealth distribution throughout the value chain.”.

Food Security Information for Action Practical G uides An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Food Security The EC - FAO Food Security Programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by FAO 1 I. THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF FOOD SECURITY Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient.

Irrigation–Principles and Practices Introduction Lecture 1: Irrigation Concepts and Terminology Lecture 2: Irrigation Scheduling and Delivery Systems Demonstration 1: Field-Scale Irrigation Demonstration 2: Garden-Scale Irrigation Hands-On Exercises 1–6 Assessment Questions and Key Resources Supplements 1.

Journals & Books; Help Most of the studies examined showed a positive effect of irrigation interventions on food security. However, existing evidence is still insufficient to draw broad conclusions, largely because nutrition is yet to be considered an explicit objective of irrigation development.

Nutrition-sensitive irrigation programs are. Investment in rural water supply for irrigation purposes is aimed at improving income and food security through improved productivity.

However, rural poverty and food insecurity still prevail. This necessitates studies aimed at establishing the reasons for water projects. LIVELIHOOD & FOOD SECURITY CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 3 2. IMPORTANT CONCEPTS IN FOOD SECURITY 4 Defining Food Security 4 Food Availability 4 Food Access 4 Food Utilization 4 Food Stability 5 Intra-Household Issues with Food Security 6 3.

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS IN LIVELIHOODS 8. the proposed Sustainable Development Goals from poverty alleviation to food security. This book is a timely contribution as it cuts across the water and fertilizer sectors and summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge on plant nutrition and water management and the challenges we face in achieving the food security component of the Sustainable.

Keywords: Food security, Household level, Impact, Irrigation schemes, Small holders, Swaziland. INTRODUCTION Food security is a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.

Frequent drought, attributed to climate change, has led to a decline in Swaziland’s food production. About a quarter of the population is food insecure and dependent on assistance, and a third of children under five are stunted.

Environmental fragility is also affecting food security. The contribution of irrigation and water management to increased food production must come through both expansion of irrigation and improved management of existing water supplies.

This review presents the past, current and future panorama of irrigation as a viable tool in ensuring food security. It is a sad commentary of our time that importation has apparently become the key to our food security. Walk into any grocery or public market or even a neighborhood talipapa and you will be amazed at the array of imported items lined up for the picking from our basic staple, rice, chicken, pork, fish, fruits, vegetables and even condiments.

There is nothing wrong with having these imported. Small Scale Irrigation and Food Security: Impact of Small Scale Irrigation on household Food security: the case of Northern Ethiopia [Gebre, Girma Gezimu] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Small Scale Irrigation and Food Security: Impact of Small Scale Irrigation on household Food security: the case of Northern EthiopiaAuthor: Girma Gezimu Gebre. Policymakers are being urged to mitigate the risk of severe disruption at certain ports, maritime straits, and inland transport routes, which could have devastating knock-on effects for global food security.

Environmental costs of food production are very high, with agriculture a key driver of water scarcity. Irrigation accounts for. These factors combine to produce a negative impact on Swaziland’s food and water security.

As a result, the country faces difficult challenges in the near future. Analysis Food Security Since gaining independence inSwaziland has consistently been a food deficit country.Opinion - The month of October will be recalled as one of the most important moments in raising awareness about world food security, whether in the global debate or in the search for possible.A well designed and managed irrigation system reduces water loss to evaporation, deep percolation, and runoff and minimizes erosion from applied water.

Applica-tion of this management measure will reduce the waste of irrigation water, improve water use efficiency, and reduce the total pollutant discharge from an irrigation system.