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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 Info
Cover for Starter Packs: a strategy to fight hunger in developing countries? Lessons from the Malawi experience 1998-2003.

This book is about the Starter Pack/Targeted Inputs Programme, which was implemented in Malawi from the 1998-99 agricultural season to the 2003/04 season. The original idea of Starter Pack was to give a bag of free agricultural inputs (fertilizer and seed) to every smallholder farmer in Malawi....

Author(s)
Levy, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990088)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Production, prices and food security: how Starter Pack works.

This chapter draws on the evidence from the evaluation of the Starter Pack/Targeted Inputs Programme in Malawi to show that, in the post-liberalization context, Starter Pack makes a contribution to national food security. However, the way it works is different from what the original designers of...

Author(s)
Levy, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poverty, AIDS and food crisis.

This chapter explores the links between poverty, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and food crisis in Malawi. The first part of the chapter describes the extent of poverty in the country, the poor nutritional indicators, and the apparent worsening of poverty in recent years. The second part outlines the...

Author(s)
Conroy, A. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Starter Pack in rural development strategies.

This chapter examines the potential of the Starter Pack programme to support longer-term pro-poor growth in Malawi. Sections examine: (i) critical constraints to economic growth in rural Malawi; (ii) short- and long-term policies for food security, poverty reduction and economic growth; (iii) the...

Author(s)
Dorward, A.; Kydd, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990088)
Type
Book chapter

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