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Title:Modernising agriculture through a 'new' Green Revolution: the limits of the Crop Intensification Programme in Rwanda
Authors:Cioffo, Giuseppe Davide
Ansoms, AnISNI
Murison, Jude
Year:2016
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 1740-1720)
Volume:43
Issue:148
Pages:277-293
Language:English
Geographic term:Rwanda
Subjects:agricultural development
agricultural intensification
crops
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2016.1181053
Abstract:Over the past decade, African agriculture sectors have been the object of numerous initiatives advancing a 'new' Green Revolution for the continent. The low productivity of African smallholders is attributed to the low use of modern, improved agricultural inputs. In short, African countries are expected to catch up with the Green Revolution in other parts of the world. This paper is a contribution to the debate on the new African Green Revolution. The authors analyse the Rwandan Crop Intensification Programme (CIP) as a case study of the application of the African Green Revolution model. The paper is based on research at the macro, meso and micro levels. The authors argue that the CIP fails to draw lessons from previous Green Revolution experiences in terms of its effects on social differentiation, on ecological sustainability, and on knowledge exchange and creation. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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