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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 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 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