African Smallholders: Food Crops, Markets and Policy

African Smallholders: Food Crops, Markets and Policy

By: Aida C. Isinika (editor), Goran Djurfeldt (editor), Ernest Aryeetey (editor), Hans Holmen (contributor), Fred Dzanku (contributor), Wolday Amha (contributor), Agnes Andersson (contributor), Kadzandira Kadzandira (contributor), Olouch-Kosura Olouch-Kosura (contributor), Magnus Jirstrom (contributor)Hardback

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Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa is predominantly a rural and agricultural phenomenon. The large majority of all poor are farmers and herders, therefore as long as the poor remain smallholders, alleviation of poverty remains an agricultural task. African Smallholders documents the farm-level effects of agricultural policies, focusing on a variety of themes including micro-credit, infrastructure, cash crop production and food security. To deepen our understanding of agricultural development it discusses staple food production in sub-Saharan Africa and its response to changing geo-political, macro-economic and agricultural policy. It is a useful resource for all those researching or involved with food security, agricultural and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa.

About Author

G. Durfeldt is at Lund University, Sweden. Ernest Aryeetey is at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, Ghana. Aida Isinika is at Sokoine University of Agrciulture, Tanzania.


Introduction: Introduction Part I: Comparative analysis 1.1: From Maputo Declaration to Global Financial Crisis 1.2: Macro trends among the Afrint countries 1.3: Production and productivity of food crops, 2002 to 2008 1.4: Drivers of staple food production in sub-Saharan Africa - evidence for maize from eight countries 2002 to 2008 1.5: Maize Remittances, markets and smallholder livelihoods in Africa Part II: Country case studies 2.1: Ethiopia 2.2: Ghana 2.3: Kenya 2.4: Malawi 2.5: Nigeria 2.6: Tanzania 2.7: Uganda 2.8: Zambia 2.9: Mozambique 3: Conclusion

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  • ISBN13: 9781845937164
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781845937164
  • weight: 1040
  • ISBN10: 1845937163

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