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ICT and Food Security in Africa

Author(s): Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Djane Kabran Aristide

Book Description

This volume provides apt and timely insights into how a globalizing African society could use the array of opportunities that various applications of ICT offer to supply much-needed food sustainability for the people of Africa. Looking at the entire agricultural value chain, the book presents a viable empirical framework for engaging with ICT in processes of food production and distribution, especially for rural low-scale agriculturists. It also depicts how the platform of ICT could play a central role in making the larger continental-goal of sustainable food security a realistic projection. In addition, the text considers how different regional dynamics could either enable or disable the efficient deployment of ICTs in the process of agricultural production in Africa, and highlights the relative progress that has been recorded in some parts of Africa in respect to the use of various ICT platforms in processes of agricultural production and distribution. The book will be particularly useful for students, researchers, teachers and policy makers working in the intersection between technology and food security.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4672-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4672-1
Date of Publication: 01/05/2020
Pages / Size: 189 / A5
Price: £58.99


Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran holds a PhD degree in Social Sciences (specializing in Development Sociology) and works as an Associate Professor and Researcher in Sustainable Development, Research Methodology, Migration, and Regional Integration at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Harriet Tubman Institute of York University, Canada, and a Research Consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. He has received numerous awards from a number of notable institutions across the globe, including the University of Oxford, the University of Pittsburgh, York University, and the International Science Council, among others. He has published well over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, and reviews, primarily focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of Migration and Regional Integration in West Africa: A Borderless ECOWAS (2014) and the co-editor of Africa Now! Emerging Issues and Alternative Perspectives (2018). He specialises in research design, migration, regional integration, food security, and international development.

Djane Kabran Aristide holds a PhD in Social Sciences, and is a Lecturer in Qualitative Research and Quantitative Survey at the Department of Sociology of Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University of Korhogo, Ivory Coast. His research focuses on the socio-construction of ICT environments and environmental behavioral modeling, and he is the co-editor of African Review of Migration and Environment.