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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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Cover for The farmer's perspective - values, incentives and constraints.

This chapter presents insights into the micro-macro links in Malawian agriculture. It deals with the worldviews of smallholder farmers, which frame their decision making. Most of the evidence in this chapter is based on qualitative research conducted at nine sites, but the findings are consistent...

Author(s)
Donge, J. K. van
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Starter Pack and sustainable agriculture.

This chapter presents the arguments and the evidence about the impact of the Starter Pack programme on sustainable agriculture in Malawi. It first explores definitions of sustainable agriculture and examines how these relate to the Malawi situation. The relationship between Starter Pack and...

Author(s)
Barahona, C.; Cromwell, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Why free inputs failed in the winter season.

This chapter looks at the experience of the 2003 Winter Targeted Inputs Programme (Winter TIP) in Malawi. The policy makers' and donors' principal reason for implementing Winter TIPs was to increase maize production in order to reduce food insecurity. They assumed that the production impact of a...

Author(s)
Gondwe, H.
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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