Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67346
Authors: 
Kleemann, Linda
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1812
Abstract: 
The development of the agricultural sector and the improvement of the food security situation are seen as essential components to sustainable development in Africa. However, continuing population growth, impacts of climate change and environmental degradation add to an unprecedented combination of pressures that threaten existing efforts and solutions. This article discusses the challenges of meeting the food security needs in a sustainable way. Due to its involvement of all three dimensions of sustainable development, economic, social and ecological, we argue that organic farming could be one possible approach to create a more sustainable agricultural system.
Subjects: 
sustainability
organic agriculture
food security
JEL: 
O13
Q01
Q56
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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