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The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

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A comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Case studies of eight African (viz. Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia) and seven Asian (Japan, Taiwan, Korea Republic, the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh) cou...

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Chapter 7 (Page no: 113)

Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the four major staples (maize, cassava, sorghum and rice) in areas thought of as having a potential for increased production, viz. Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Discussions on the nature of household income composition and the importance of other types of household incomes, especially those stemming from non-farm or off-farm sources are also presented.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences. Author(s): Djurfeldt, G. Holmén, H. Jirström, M. Larsson, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Global perspectives on agricultural development. Author(s): Djurfeldt, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) The state and Green Revolutions in East Asia. Author(s): Jirström, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) The puzzle of the policy shift - the early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines. Author(s): Djurfeldt, G. Jirström, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Spurts in production - Africa's limping Green Revolution. Author(s): Holmén, H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) The state and agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Holmén, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 139) From roller coasters to rocket ships: the role of technology in African agricultural successes. Author(s): Haggblade, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 161) The role of the state in the Nigerian Green Revolution. Author(s): Akande, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 181) Why the early promise for rapid increases in maize productivity in Kenya was not sustained: lessons for sustainable investment in agriculture. Author(s): Oluoch-Kosura, W. Karugia, J. T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) From Ujamaa to structural adjustment - agricultural intensification in Tanzania. Author(s): Isinika, A. C. Ashimogo, G. C. Mlangwa, J. E. D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 219) Smallholders and structural adjustment in Ghana. Author(s): Seini, A. W. Nyanteng, V. K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 239) Green Revolution and regional inequality: implications of Asian experience for Africa. Author(s): Otsuka, K. Yamano, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 253) Conclusions and a look ahead. Author(s): Akande, T. Djurfeldt, G. Holmén, H. Isinika, A. C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Sociology, University of Lund, PO Box 114, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999982
  • Record Number
  • 20053098670