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Poverty in Africa
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Editors: Thomas W. Beasley
Book Description:
Over the past few decades poverty has emerged as a global problem and a global agenda item in need of action. For that reason, the United Nations made its eradication the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG). The MDG's plan is for extreme poverty to be eliminated by 2015. Poverty is more of a concern on the African continent than elsewhere. Three fourths of poor people in Western and Middle Africa — an estimated 90 million people — live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. One in five lives in a country affected by warfare. In conflict-torn countries such as Angola, Burundi, Mozambique and Uganda, the capacity of rural people to make a livelihood has been dramatically curtailed by warfare, and per capita food production has plummeted. A child dies every three seconds from AIDS and extreme poverty, often before their fifth birthday and more than one billion people do not have access to clean water. Every year six million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday. This book brings together new research on programs and policies from around the globe related to poverty in Africa and its elimination or alleviation.

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Chapter 1 - The Impact of Road Infrastructure on Poverty Reduction in Africa pp. 1-40
Authors / Editors: (Professor John C. Anyanwu, Chief Research Economist, Andrew E.O. Erhijakpor, Lecturer, Development Research Department, African Development Bank, Temporary Relocation Agency, Tunis, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 2 - We Are the First Doctors Here At Home, Women’s Perspective on Sanitary Conditions in Mozambique pp. 41-73
Authors / Editors: (Maja Söderbäck, Malin Udén, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, Sweden)
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Chapter 3 - Livelihood Diversification, De-Agrarianisation and Social Differentiation: Comparative Analysis of Rural Livelihoods from South Africa and Kenya pp. 75-103
Authors / Editors: (Miyuki Iiyama, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya)

Chapter 4 - Poverty and Maternal Health in Malawi pp. 105-131
Authors / Editors: Cecilia Promise Maliwichi-Nyirenda, PhD; Scientific Officer, Lucy Lynn Maliwichi, PhD, National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi, and others)

Chapter 8 - The Role of Small Scale Survivalist Enterprises in Generation of Household Incomes in Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa pp. 193-208
Authors / Editors: (Lucy Lynn Maliwichi, PhD, Stephen Oni, Linda Sifumba, University of Venda, Department of Family Ecology and Consumer Science, Thohoyandou, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 9 - Gender Inequality and Poverty: The Kenyan Case pp. 209-233
Authors / Editors: (Tabitha W. Kiriti, K. C. Roy, University of Queensland,Austrailia)

Chapter 10 - The Globalization-AIDS-Poverty Syndrome in Africa pp. 235-256
Authors / Editors: (Padraig Carmody, University of Dublin, Ireland, Glen Elder, The University Of Vermont)

   Series:
      African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 281pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-737-8
   Status: AV
  
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