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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 8 (Page no: 139)

From roller coasters to rocket ships: the role of technology in African agricultural successes.

This chapter summarizes key lessons emerging from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) review of African agricultural successes. The discussions focus primarily on the role of technology in triggering advances in African agriculture. 'Success' was defined by the IFPRI team as a significant, durable change in agriculture resulting in an increase in agriculturally derived aggregate income, together with reduced poverty and/or improved environmental quality. Data from case study investigations of these agricultural successes are also presented; these include banana production in the central highlands, and production of other crops/products such as cassava, maize (in east and southern Africa), cotton (in west Africa), milk (in Kenya) and rice (in Mali).

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: 7 (Page no: 113) Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level. Author(s): Larsson, R.
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
  • International Food Policy Research Institute, PO 32481, Lusaka, Zambia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999982
  • Record Number
  • 20053098671