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The demographic variables discussed in the paper do not cover all the potentially relevant variables but are restricted to those currently used particularly in connection with the FAO Country Perspective Studies for Agricultural Development. Discussion of the role of the demographic variables is limited to the manner in which they enter into the ca...

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... Additionally, the country has approximately 55.5% of the population that are living in poverty and around 25% are suffering from food poverty (World Bank, 2020). This is due to food production and consumption being affected by urbanization that creates urban-rural conflict on natural resources that lead to hunger (Hussain & Lunven, 1987). Therefore, the main objective of this study is to identify the link between urbanization and poverty as well as hunger, and introduce appropriate policies that can be implemented to mitigate the urbanization issues in South Africa in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); no poverty and zero hunger. ...
... Dried fish is to be found in parts of the world remote from water sources and where it is often available at a low price. It then becomes an important constituent of the diets of malnourished children (FAO, 1982). ...
... The primary problem of disease transmission associated with the use of raw or partially treated wastewater is helminths, particularly in low income countries (FAO, 1979). When helminths are introduced to a field by irrigating with contaminated wastewater, the eggswhich are the infective stage of the helminths' life cycle -can remain viable in the soil or on crops for months. ...
... Maunder (1972) pointed out that economic and social growth among people in any nation depends on the ability to build on a dignified staff of properly trained, professional people to manage the development enterprise. Swanson (1976) stressed that all men and women who work with the extension service whether as specialists, administrators, supervisors or field-level workers should have basic skills in and understanding topics such as: extension service organization and operation, including its overall purpose, mission, policies and procedures, human resource development including the participatory processes of involving people in program planning and development, staff-client relationships, and personnel management, program development process, from problem identification and needs assessment to program design, implementation and appraisal, communication strategies not only for program delivery but also for groups and Asayehegn et al. 447 feeding this information to research and other appropriate agencies and groups, and evaluation techniques for the purpose of determining the effectiveness and value of extension programs to users. Medeiros (2005), in his study concludes that incumbent tenure and size of the technical services unit affect both perceived and expected competencies, with the latter having a greater effect. ...