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Innovation in African agriculture

Arthur J. Dommen

Innovation in African agriculture

by Arthur J. Dommen

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Agricultural innovations -- Africa.,
    • Agricultural productivity -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      StatementArthur J. Dommen.
      SeriesWestview special studies in agriculture science and policy
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS494.5.I5 D65 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 140 p. :
      Number of Pages140
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2038014M
      ISBN 100813376483
      LC Control Number88014365

        The history of early human advancement is the history of harvesting prosperity from agricultural innovation. In Harvesting Prosperity: Technology and Productivity Growth in Agriculture, we argue that this focus on raising agricultural productivity remains as urgent today as ever. Some stylized facts: Nearly 80% percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas, and many depend on farming . Book Description. One of Africa's major untapped resources is the creativity of its farmers. This book presents a series of clear and detailed studies that demonstrate how small-scale farmers, both men and women, experiment and innovate in order to improve their livelihoods, despite the adverse conditions and lack of appropriate external support with which they have to contend.

      international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is the hub of Harvard Kennedy School's research, teaching, and training in international security and diplomacy, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy.

        Innovation key to unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential Monday June 15 Ms Nancy Kathini, a farmer in Kibunga area in Tharaka-Nithi . This book—prepared by Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI), which is led by IFPRI—offers a comprehensive perspective on the evolution, current status, and future goals of agricultural research and development in Africa, including analyses of the complex underlying issues and challenges involved, as well as insights into how they might be overcome.


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The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, written by Calestous Juma, examines these topics. The book suggests that Africa currently faces three major opportunities that can transform agriculture on the continent into a force for economic growth.

African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change.

But, as this book argues, Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial Cited by:   The book provides a welcome relief from the gloom and despair in popular narratives about African agriculture."--Science "My husband [Lloyd Timberlake, author of Africa in Crisis] came into the house yesterday, tossed me [this] book and said: 'You and your staff should read this book from beginning to end.

Every single page.5/5(1). Innovation In African Agriculture book. Innovation In African Agriculture. DOI link for Innovation In African Agriculture. Innovation In African Agriculture book.

By Arthur J. Dommen. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 10 April Pub. location Boca Raton. Imprint CRC by: This book examines how agricultural innovation arises in four African countries – Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda – through the lens of agribusiness, public policies, and specific value chains for food staples, high value products, and livestock.

For too long the narrative surrounding Africa’s agri-food sector has been one of limited opportunity, flat yields and small farms.

It’s true that Africa is still producing too little food and value-added products despite recent efforts to increase investment, and that agricultural productivity has been broadly stagnant since the s as shown in the African Agriculture Status Report.

This book attempts to address these questions and challenges, by examining how agricultural innovation arises in four African countries, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, through agribusiness, public policies, and specific value chains for food. Agricultural extensions systems were introduced in Uganda by the colonial administration, in the early twentieth century.

It has been a key part of Uganda’s agricultural development strategy, albeit with changes and innovations in approaches, institutional arrangements, methods, and strategies.

Agricultural Innovation in Africa. Second Edition. Calestous Juma. Integrates research and policy ideas from an international panel of some of the most influential thinkers on agricultural development; Presents enactable policy ideas for advancing agriculture throughout Africa, at the national and regional levels.

society, and private industry, the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries can work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources, harness technological innovation, encourage entrepreneurship, increase agricultural.

This book is a rich source of case studies and analyses of how agricultural research and development policy can be changed. It presents evidence of the resilience and resolution of rural communities in Africa and will be an inspiration for development workers, researchers and policy-makers, as well as for students and teachers of agriculture Cited by: This book looks at the input-output relations of low-resource agriculture in Africa and shows how the intensification process through the application of modern technologies can work successfully to raise productivity and to sustain production over the long term.

West Africa and the Sahel. The earliest evidence for the domestication of plants for agricultural purposes in Africa occurred in the Sahel region c. BCE, when sorghum and African rice (Oryza glaberrima) began to be this time, and in the same region, the small guineafowl was domesticated.

Other African domesticated plants were oil palm, raffia palm, black-eyed peas. Agriculture has a significant role in Africa as it employs 65% of the work force and contributes 32% of GDP, according to the World Bank.

Similarly, approximately 70% of Africa's population depend directly on agriculture for their livelihood. However, the African agricultural industry is currently facing a number of problems with low productivity.

African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of a new crop of entr/5(6).

The New Harvest argues that Africa can feed itself in a generation and help contribute to global food security despite its history of persistent food shortages and the rising threat of climate change. To achieve this, the continent must harness. Gender equality in African agriculture: An innovation imperative* November By Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director, African Women in Agricultural Research (AWARD), Nairobi, Kenya *This article was first published in Issue 2/ of the WIPO Magazine.

President Barack Obama once highlighted the importance of leveraging the talents of Africa’s women using the analogy of a football match. Innovation in African agriculture.

[Arthur J Dommen] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Arthur J Dommen. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, Novemberwas to celebrate inspiring success stories of innovation and innovators.

Read more: agricultural technology, farming innovation, urban farming, agricultural innovation, Aerobotics Related Vegetable farmers in urban Ghana don't worry much about food safety - but they. The Olam Prize aims to support breakthrough innovations so that together we can re-imagine agriculture for greater food security.

(Image source: Dimitry B./Flickr) The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security requires clear evidence of potential short-term impact on food availability, affordability, adequacy and accessibility.farmers in Ethiopia by training them about agricultural value chains.

The culmination of this process was a contest to write a business plan; the process was therefore one of learning, followed by action.

The FSRE Innovation Fund works in the opposite way: it supported the 75 innovations first and then provided a learning and linking facility to. Yet there is enormous potential for innovation to transform African agriculture, bringing jobs and strengthening food security. One leader driving this agenda is .