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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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Oluoch-Kosura, W.; Karugia, J. T.
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 Smallholders and structural adjustment in Ghana.

The role of Ghana's Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) is discussed with particular reference to intensification of the major staple food crops, viz. cassava, maize, rice and sorghum. The SAP is reviewed from the standpoint of how its policies and programmes have affected the supply,...

Author(s)
Seini, A. W.; Nyanteng, V. K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Green Revolution and regional inequality: implications of Asian experience for Africa.

The first part of this chapter presents a comparison of the performance of food production between Asia and Africa, as well as a hypothesis that can explain the contrasting difference in food production performance between the two regions. The chapter then gives a characterization of the Asian rice ...

Author(s)
Otsuka, K.; Yamano, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The state and Green Revolutions in East Asia.

An analysis of the agricultural intensification processes of three East Asian countries, viz. Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, is presented. The objective of this chapter is to show how a number of Asian states, during critical periods of structural change of their economies and in the face of...

Author(s)
Jirström, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter

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