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Title:Problems of food and population in tropical Africa
Author:Steel, R.W.ISNI
Year:1965
Periodical:Kroniek van Afrika
Volume:5
Issue:1
Pages:48-64
Language:English
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:food
agriculture
Abstract:After a general introduction on the problems posed by rapidly growing populations in many parts of the world, especially in relation to the food supplies that are likely to be available to feed the world's population in years to come, follows a general section on 'Population Problems in the Tropics'. The next section deals with the 'Increase of Population in Tropical Africa'. The growing literature on agriculture in various parts of tropical Africa is reviewed in 'Studies of Food and Farming', which section is followed by 'The Problems of Agricultural Improvement' which theme is elaborated in the subsections: a) New methods of farming; b) Water supplies; c) Prospects for mechanization; d) Improved handling of food products and the prevention of waste; e) Improvements in marketing methods. Hereafter comes 'The Need for Survey and Stock-Taking'. A Conclusion ends the article. The original version of this paper was read to the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom Conference in the University of Birmingham in September 1964. Notes.
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