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Cover for The global food and financial crises and the poor in Africa.

This chapter examines how the poor in sub-Saharan Africa have been affected by the simultaneous food and financial crises. Subsequent sections of this chapter discuss the scope of the food and financial crises and some of their causes, followed by an examination of the transmission mechanisms of...

Author(s)
Aryeetey, E.; Moyo, N.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conditions for achieving sustained agricultural intensification in Africa: evidence from Kenya.

This chapter examines the conditions for achieving sustained agricultural intensification using evidence from micro- and macro-data from Kenya, as well as the six 'I's that represent significant proximate variables influencing agricultural performance, namely Incentives, Inputs, Infrastructure,...

Author(s)
Wambugu, S. K.; Karugia, J. T.; Oluoch-Kosura, W.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural diversification, food self-sufficiency and food security in Ghana - the role of infrastructure and institutions.

This chapter examines the role of infrastructure and institutions in agricultural diversification, food self-sufficiency and food security in Ghana. Staple crops are cultivated by all farm households in the eight villages studied in 2002 and 2008. There has been little change in the production of...

Author(s)
Dzanku, F. M.; Sarpong, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maize remittances, market participation and consumption among smallholders in Africa.

This chapter 6 examines maize remittances, market participation and consumption among smallholders in Africa. In-kind remittances of foodstuffs among family members constitute a tangible but hitherto unexplored reflection of spatial linkages in the developing world. This chapter sheds some light on ...

Author(s)
Andersson, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Smallholders caught in poverty - flickering signs of agricultural dynamism.

This chapter examines major changes in smallholder production during a period of both relatively rapid overall economic growth on the continent and a dramatic increase in global food prices affecting farm households. In addition, it contributes empirically to debates which have been running on a...

Author(s)
Jirström, M.; Andersson, A.; Djurfeldt, 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
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Cover for African smallholders. Food crops, markets and policy.

This book investigates how the changed agricultural policy climate affected government policies in the nine countries studied already as part of the preceding project: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By repeating the cross-sectional survey made in...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter discusses the objective of the book, underlying research in the previous book and presents the summary and underlying research of each of the chapters of the current book. It also discusses the overall methodology used in gathering data for the study and the core finding...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
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 A new era for sub-Saharan African agriculture? Changing drivers of maize production.

This chapter analyses and discusses the drivers behind changes in staple food production, focusing on maize for the period 2002 to 2008, re-evaluating and discussing the role of the three key processes identified in 2002, namely the role of commercial drivers, farm technology and the agrarian...

Author(s)
Andersson, A.; Djurfeldt, G.; Holmquist, B.; Jirström, M.; Nasrin, S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter

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