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The Role of Smallholder Farms in Food and Nutrition Security
The Role of Smallholder Farms in Food and Nutrition Security

by Sergio Gomez y Paloma, Laura Riesgo, Kamel Louhichi

This open book discusses the current role of smallholders in connection with food security and poverty reduction in developing countries. It addresses the opportunities they enjoy, and the constraints they face, by analysing the availability, access to and utilization of production factors.Due to the relevance of smallholder farms, enhancing their ...


Across the Sahara
Across the Sahara

by Klaus Braun, Jacqueline Passon

This open book provides a multi-perspective approach to the caravan trade in the Sahara during the 19th century. Based on travelogues from European travelers, recently found Arab sources, historical maps and results from several expeditions, the book gives an overview of the historical periods of the caravan trade as well as detailed information ab...


Social Determinants of Health in Non-communicable Diseases
Social Determinants of Health in Non-communicable Diseases

by Katsunori Kondo

This open book is the first compilation that reviews a wide range of social determinants of health (SDHs) for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and healthy ageing in Japan. With the highest life expectancy and the largest elderly population in the world, Japan has witnessed health inequality by region and social class becoming more prevalent since t...


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