A History of Water: Volume 3 Water and Food - Water and Climate Change

A History of Water: Volume 3 Water and Food - Water and Climate Change

By: Jostein Bakke (editor), Terje Tvedt (editor), Terje Oestigaard (editor)Hardback

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Major changes in policy and management , across the entire agricultural production chain, will be needed to ensure the best use of available water resources in meeting growing demands for food and other agricultural products. This new volume in the successful History of Water Series focuses on the African continent to address this key issue. Humanity has its roots in Africa and many of our food systems developed there. All types of agricultural production are present and the sheer size of the continent offers wide ecological variation from extreme desert to dense rainforest. Drawing together leading international contributors from a wide variety of disciplines Water and Food offers new insights into the evolution of food systems, from early hunter gatherers to the global challenges of the modern world.

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Terje Tvedt is Professor of Geography at the University of Bergen and Professor of Political Science and Global History at the University of Oslo. He has published extensively on water related topics and presented three successful television documentaries on water, shown in more than 150 countries worldwide. His books include The River Nile in the Age of the British (2004, pbk 2016), A Journey in the Future of Water (2014) and The Nile: River of History (forthcoming), and he is the Series Editor of the pioneering History of Water Series, all published by I.B.Tauris

Contents

ContentsAcknowledgementsIntroduction: approaches to African food production in a water system perspectiveTerje Tvedt and Terje Oestigaard 1. Semi-permanent foragers in north and west Africa: an archaeological perspectiveElena A.A. Garcea 2. Origin of domestication and aquatic adaptation: the Nile valley in comparative perspective Randi Haaland 3. How did the Nile water system impact swine husbandry practices in ancient Egypt? Louise Bertini 4. A breadbasket, mais encore? The socio-economics of food production in the Nile Delta from antiquity onwards Katherine Blouin 5. Water, migration and settlement in the southern African Iron Age Johamm W.N Tempelhoff 6. The Nile and food in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire Alan Mikhail 7. Do not imagine that every cloud will bring rain: a history of irrigation on Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Matthew V. Bender 8. Water and rural-urban relations in the Maghreb Brock Cutler 9. Colonial and post-colonial irrigation efforts in the Office du Niger, inner delta of the Niger, 1900-2000 Maurits W. Ertsen 10. Water and agricultures in the Niger basin through the twentieth century Andrew Ogilvie, Jean Charles Clanet, Georges Serpantie and Jacques Lemoalle 11. The lake, bananas and ritual power in Buganda Andrew Reid 12. Dying cows due to climate change? Drought can never finish the Maasai cattle, only the human mouth can (Maasai saying) Marcel Rutten 13. Rainfed agriculture, drought and hunger in Tanzania Terje Oestigaard 14. Water-food security systems in the Congo rainforest Raphael M. Tshimanga 15. Managing the commons with floods: the role of institutions and power relations for water governance and food resilience in African floodplains Tobias Haller 16. Water, labour and politics: Land-use dynamics along the Niger River in Mali Tor A. Benjaminsen 17. Fishers, herders and rice-farmers communities of the inner Niger delta facing the huge challenge of adapting to weakened floods Pierre Morand, Famory SIinaba and Awa-Niang Fall 18. 'Where there is water there are fish': small-scale inland fisheries in Africa: dynamics and importance Jeppe Kolding, Paul A.M. van Zwieten and Ketlhatlogile Mosepele 19. Climate change adaptation strategies and food security: a case of the Chewa People in central Malawi Jessica Kampanje-Phiri and Dean Kampanje-Phiri 20. Land and water for drug, cash for food. Khat Production and Food Security in Ethiopia Gessesse Dessie 21. Emerging water frontiers in large-scale land acquisitions and implications for food security in Africa Atakilte Beyene and Emil Sandstrom 22. New perspectives on Saharan mega-aquifers: history, economic value and sustainability Fridtjov Ruden Notes Index

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  • publication date: 30/08/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781780768717
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 672
  • ID: 9781780768717
  • weight: 1043
  • ISBN10: 1780768710

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