New Harvest Agricultural Innovation in Africa
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African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by new threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa faces two major opportunities that can help it to transform its agriculture and use agriculture as a force for economic growth. First, advances in science and technology worldwide offer African countries new tools needed to promote sustainable agriculture. Second, efforts to create regional markets will provide new incentives for agricultural production and trade. Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world, The New Harvest is a report outlining the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent. Incorporating research from academia, government, NGOs, and private industry, the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries could work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources, harness biotechnological innovation and encourage entrepreneurship, increase agricultural output, create markets, improve infrastructure, and expand Africa's role within the global economy.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2011
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms|
|The Growing Economy|
|Advances in Science, Technology, and Engineering|
|Agricultural Innovation Systems|
|Conclusions and the Way Ahead|
|Regional Economic Communities|
|Decisions of the 2010 COMESA Summit on Science and Technology for Development|