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

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)...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions and a look ahead.

Issues on the relevance of the Asian experience on the Green Revolution in Africa are discussed. These issues include: (1) the lessons that can be learned from the Asian Green Revolution; (2) the influence of agroecological, demographic and technological factors on national food security; (3) the...

Author(s)
Akande, T.; Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spurts in production - Africa's limping Green Revolution.

The present food situation in sub-Saharan Africa is described; also, examples of historical agricultural experiences and of some attempted sub-Saharan Green Revolutions are presented. An overview of food production development in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria, ...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The state and agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa.

The agricultural intensification (or its absence) in eight sub-Saharan African countries, viz. Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia, is discussed. Special emphasis is directed at the triad state-market-smallholders and their respective roles in staple food...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for African agriculture: from crisis to development?

This chapter points out that sub-Saharan Africa's inability to improve its food security by domestic means is a matter of recurring concern. Being initially seen as caused by negligent domestic policies, it was dramatically worsened by imposed structural adjustment policies in the 1980's and...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.; Hydén, G.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The millennium goals, the state and macro-level performance - an overview.

This chapter shows that poverty reduction and achievement of the Millenium Development Goals, hereunder poverty reduction and food security, are professed priorities for governments in sub-Saharan Africa. In order to attain them, governments have declared an ambition to facilitate private sector...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Haggblade, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The role of the state in the Nigerian Green Revolution.

The current situation of the agricultural and food production in Nigeria is discussed, as well as the role of this sector of the economy on the development of the country. The evolution and nature of the state intervention in agriculture, particularly the trajectory of state involvement since 1960...

Author(s)
Akande, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter

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