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More scientific thinking needed to feed society: The NSTF tackles hunger

South African Journal of Science, January 2016, Vol.112(7-8), pp.1-1 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    More scientific thinking needed to feed society: The NSTF tackles hunger
  • Author: Butler-Adam, John
  • Found In: South African Journal of Science, January 2016, Vol.112(7-8), pp.1-1 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Biology ; Humanities, Multidisciplinary ; Biology
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Description: Food shortages, hunger, starvation and serious problems with long-term food security are far from new issues in Africa, nor in the rest of the developing world. The most recent figures for Africa suggest that 20% of the population (some 233 million, mostly young, people) face dire hunger on a daily basis. This number also represents more than a quarter of the global figure for people who live with hunger bordering on starvation. The geographical distribution of the crisis in sub-Saharan Africa is uneven, with those countries whose environmental conditions are least suitable for agriculture, and/or those which have been subject to prolonged periods of warfare or internal social conflict and poor governance, being the most severely at risk.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1996-7489 ; DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2016/a0168

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