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Cover for Meeting the financial needs of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia.

This chapter examines assessment of the policies, strategies and regulatory framework and the meso-level players that affect the delivery of financial services to smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Data is based on Afrint I and II surveys.

Author(s)
Wolday Amha
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusions: what direction for the future of African agriculture?

This chapter draws overall conclusions from the current study as well as the preceding one and to point out directions for future research as well as policy. It is argued that the African Green Revolution might differ from the Asian one: it would involve other crops, be less focused on rice and...

Author(s)
Aryeetey, E.; Djurfeldt, G.; Isinika, A. C.
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 Has the Nigerian green revolution veered off track?

This chapter examines critically the response of the agricultural sector to the various policies and programmes, with specific reference to farm-level productivity, exemplified primarily by the major food crop in the country (maize). Available statistics from the various analyses show that, even...

Author(s)
Akande, T.; Andersson, A.; Djurfeldt, G.; Ogundele, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
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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 Focusing on the majority - rethinking agricultural development in Mozambique.

This chapter examines if the huge majority of small farmers can be effectively reached by and benefit from policies and efforts to enhance their productivity and market access. With the recent large increases in international prices for a wide gamut of crops, agricultural investments will be more...

Author(s)
Coughlin, P. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Addressing food self-sufficiency in Tanzania: a balancing act of policy coordination.

This chapter reviews aspirations by the government of Tanzania to transform agriculture and thereby to reduce income poverty while also achieving food security, especially for the 80% of the population who mainly depend on primary agricultural production for their livelihoods. This ambition is...

Author(s)
Isinika, A. C.; Msuya, E. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The fertilizer support programme and the millennium development challenge in Zambia: is government a problem solution?

This chapter used Afrint data from a sample of 423 households drawn from selected districts in the southern and central provinces of Zambia to determine the impacts of these fertilizer support programmes on smallholder production patterns as well as the government's ability to meet the Millennium...

Author(s)
Haantuba, H.; Wamulume, M.; Bwalya, R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter

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