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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Challenges for African agriculture
Editor:Devèze, Jean-ClaudeISNI
Year:2011
Pages:267
Language:English
Series:Africa development forum
City:Washington, DC
Publisher:World Bank
ISBN:0821384813; 9780821384817
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:small farms
agricultural policy
agricultural development
Abstract:This book deals with the future of African family farms and their role in the development of sub-Saharan Africa. The first part of the book discusses the challenges facing smallholder agriculture in Africa: the demographic challenge, given the continued growth of the rural population and the substantial migrations; the economic challenge, in terms of the place of agriculture in development, given the international context and the opening up of markets; and the environmental challenge, involving the use of natural resources and ecosystem management, in connection with land pressure and climate change. The second part of the book presents five fields of action that can be incorporated into government policies to promote successful agricultural transitions: improve systems of land tenure, strengthen innovation processes, capture regional markets for food products, develop financing for agriculture, and promote human capital. The final part gives the platform to four African officials who present their vision on the future of agriculture: N'Diogou Fall (Senegal), Philip M. Kiriro (Kenya), François Traoré (Burkina Faso), and Ibrahim Assane Mayaki (Niger). Contributors: P. Chedanne, J.-C. Devèze, F. Doligez, G. Faure, F. Gendreau, J.-J. Goussard, R. Labrousse, C. Lapenu, P. Lavigne Delville, J.-P. Lemelle, A. Lipchitz, B. Losch, V. Papazian, J.-P. Pichot, V. Ribier, C. Torre, B. Wampfler. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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