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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 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.

The influence of climatic, policy and institutional-related (infrastructure, technology, institutional support) factors on the decline in maize output and yields and the subsequent deepening and broadening of food poverty in Kenya is discussed. This chapter provides lessons to enable a re-focusing of attention on ways to achieve sustainable investment in agriculture in order to improve the livelihoods of the majority of households in Kenya.

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: 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: 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 Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi, PO Box 29053 Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999982
  • Record Number
  • 20053098673