David Turkon of Anthropology co-authors article on the effects of the global food crisis in Lesotho, southern Africa
The article appears in the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) Bulletin, a peer review journal. The article is available online at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118902520/home
This article seeks to contribute to efforts toward the identification and critical analysis of sustainable community-based initiatives that could help to ameliorate the impact of the global food crisis in developing countries. To do so, the authors present a discussion of a sustainable agriculture program in Lesotho, in sub-Saharan Africa. They contextualize the discussion in the framework of both the food crisis and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, both of which are taking a major toll in Lesotho. They then present a brief discussion of some of our anthropological contributions to the work of an NGO that is implementing sustainable agriculture initiatives in periurban areas of Lesotho where households are at high risk for food insecurity.
The full citation and abstract follow:
Romero-Daza, Nancy, David A. Himmelgreen, Charlotte A. Noble and David Turkonn (2009) "Dealing with the Global Food Crisis in Local Settings: Nonintensive Agriculture in Lesotho, Southern Africa." NAPA Bulletin 32(1): 23-41.
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