African Smallholders: Food Crops, Markets and Policy

African Smallholders: Food Crops, Markets and Policy

By: Ernest Aryeetey (editor), Goran Djurfeldt (editor), Aida C. Isinika (editor)Hardback

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Based on highly topical international research in a high-priority area, this book documents the farm-level effects of the reorientation of agricultural policies with different themes for the different countries such as micro-credit, infrastructure, cash crop production and food security. It discusses staple food production in sub-Saharan Africa and its response to changing geo-political, macro-economic and agricultural policy, to deepen our understanding of how agricultural development unfolds at farm level. It is a useful resource for all those researching or involved with food security, agricultural development and African food planning.

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Contents

1. Introduction; Part I: Comparative Analysis; 2. From Maputo Declaration to Global Financial Crisis; 3. Macro trends Among the Afrint Countries; 4. Production and Productivity of Food Crops, 2002 to 2008; 5. Drivers of Staple Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa - Evidence for Maize from Eight Countries 2002 to 2008; 6. Maize Remittances, Markets and Smallholder Livelihoods in Africa; Part II: Country case studies; 7. Ethiopia; 8. Ghana; 9. Kenya; 10. Malawi; 11. Nigeria; 12. Tanzania; 13. Uganda; 14. Zambia; 15. Mozambique; 16. Conclusion.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781845937164
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781845937164
  • weight: 1040
  • ISBN10: 1845937163

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