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Title:Revitalising African Agriculture through Innovative Business Models and Organisational Arrangements: Promising Developments in a Traditional Crops Sector
Author:Ochieng, Cosmas M.O.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:agricultural development
agricultural products
agricultural innovations
agricultural policy
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4486723
Abstract:Within the last four years, a number of high profile reports outlining new strategies for pulling African agriculture out of its current impasse have emerged. These include the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme of NEPAD, and the InterAcademy Council Report commissioned by UN Secretary General Koffi Annan. Whilst these strategies are a welcome improvement on those that have characterized African agriculture in the past, it is argued here that like their predecessors, they fail to focus on business-competitive approaches as an integral part of the reform package needed to stimulate African agricultural productivity and development. This paper draws on innovation, business and organization literature to highlight some of these approaches. It focuses on three concepts: value innovation, lead user focus and organizational value logic. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]