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New Harvest Agricultural Innovation in Africa

ISBN-10: 0199783195

ISBN-13: 9780199783199

Edition: 2011

Authors: Calestous Juma

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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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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms
The Growing Economy
Advances in Science, Technology, and Engineering
Agricultural Innovation Systems
Enabling Infrastructure
Human Capacity
Entrepreneurship
Governing Innovation
Conclusions and the Way Ahead
Regional Economic Communities
Decisions of the 2010 COMESA Summit on Science and Technology for Development
Notes
Index