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The crisis in African agriculture

by Mohamed Lamine Gakou

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Published by Zed Books, United Nations University in London, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., USA, Tokyo, Japan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMohamed Lamine Gakou ; [translated by A.M. Berrett].
      SeriesStudies in African political economy
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD2117 .G3513 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 100 p. ;
      Number of Pages100
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2384498M
      ISBN 100862327326, 0862327334
      LC Control Number87013355

        iv AFRICA AGRICULTURE STATUS REPORT Foreword This year’s Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) is particularly close to my heart, as it speaks to an issue that I have passionately advocated for all my professional life. As I indicated in my recently released book, A Bucket of Water, when I insisted for many years that small-scale farms.   The COVID pandemic poses challenges for African agriculture. Farming is the dominant way people in sub-Saharan Africa earn their living .

      s crisis. The United States experienced a major agricultural crisis during the s. Record production during this time led to a fall in the price of commodities. Exports fell, due in part to the United States grain embargo against the Soviet Union. Farm debt for land and equipment purchases soared during the s and early s. the Medieval Civilisations of Africa, Africa Traditional Economies, Spread of Christianity and Islam in Africa, African Reaction to Colonial Rule, the Rise of Nationalism, Decolonisation of Africa, Wars of Liberation in Africa and finally The Independent Africa. The book is appropriately referenced with Bibliography and Index.

      In most of these meetings, the water crisis in African cities has been one of the main concerns. Globally, Africa is urbanising at a rate of about 5 per cent, the fastest rate in the world. The urban population in Africa could rise from million in to million in , and African cities with over 1 million inhabitants will then have. This all contributes to the agricultural crisis going on in Africa. Poverty stricken farmers often cannot produce enough surplus to feed and provide for their families. African farmers have survived for thousands of years, living in harmony with their environment, developing agricultural systems that work for their subsistence economy.


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The challenge of leadership in the agricultural sector is how to design and implement policies which would help induce growth and development in. This book discusses the causes and effects of crisis and conflict within an agricultural and rural context. It explores issues such as competition over resources, and looks at how crisis and conflict impact upon developing country agriculture for both the physical and human agricultural landscape.

It reviews crises stemming from politically-driven violence, natural disasters and. Although their scope is primarily Western, Isett and Miller do look at examples in Africa, China, Taiwan, and Latin America.

Chapters on socialist agriculture, and on corporate agriculture in Brazil and the United States, provide a good insight into two very influential patterns that developed at different points in the 20th century and s: 3. The recent food crisis has again drawn attention to the African tragedy and exposed the fragility of sub-Saharan agricultural and economic progress.

Though some of the effects are no longer visible, the food crisis is still a sword of Damocles hanging over Africa's head. The question to which this review will be primarily addressed is whether the food crisis in Africa is mainly a result of lagging or insufficient agricultural production or whether it is part of a larger crisis of economic management, reflected in chronic balance of payments deficits, rising foreign indebtedness, inflation, low productivity.

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