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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 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 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 The puzzle of the policy shift - the early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Green Revolution in the Philippines, India and Indonesia is described, as well as that in Bangladesh. The first three countries made a shift in their agricultural policies during the 1960s, which led the way for the Green Revolution to take place. The shift involved the famous package of...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Jirström, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
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 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
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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
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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

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