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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 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 Ujamaa to structural adjustment - agricultural intensification in Tanzania.

An overview of the role of the Tanzanian government in the development of markets, institutions and transport infrastructure is presented. Also, the micro-level effects of various government policies and policy instruments are assessed. The chapter concludes by summarizing the roles of private...

Author(s)
Isinika, A. C.; Ashimogo, G. C.; Mlangwa, J. E. D.
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 Info
Cover for Irrigation water pricing: the gap between theory and practice.

This book contains 14 separately authored chapters on the pricing of irrigation water. The chapters are entitled: (1) Water pricing in irrigation: the lifetime of an idea; (2) Water pricing in irrigation: mapping the debate in the light of experience; (3) Why is agricultural water demand...

Author(s)
Molle, F.; Berkoff, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932923)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management in Tanzania.

This chapter covers the history of integrated pest management (IPM), IPM policies, key institutions involved in IPM, application of IPM in major crops (coffee, cotton and coconut), and key constraints to IPM implementation in Tanzania.

Author(s)
Nyambo, B. T.; Varela, A. M; Seguni, Z.; Kirenga, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Case 2 - sisal plantations, Tanzania.

A case study is presented based on experimental work conducted in the Tanga Region of Tanzania in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The case study focuses on the soil fertility status of sisal plantations and the information presented is partly derived from previous studies. The data have been...

Author(s)
Hartemink, A. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996707)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Financing agricultural research by producers' organizations in Africa.

This chapter draws from available literature as well as from a few African case studies to lay out the main issues and to suggest some lessons that may be useful to policy makers in implementing producer funding of agricultural research. Economic arguments for and against producer funding are...

Author(s)
Kangasniemi, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996004)
Type
Book chapter

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