2020 Vision Focus 12 - Building on successes in African agriculture

2020 Vision Focus 12 - Building on successes in African agriculture

Steven Haggblade, ed.
2020 vision focus
2004

Agricultural growth will prove essential for improving the welfare of the vast majority of Africa’s poor. Roughly 80 percent of the continent’s poor live in rural areas, and even those who do not will depend heavily on increasing agricultural productivity to lift them out of poverty. Seventy percent of all Africans— and nearly 90 percent of the poor—work primarily in agriculture. As consumers, all of Africa’s poor—both urban and rural—count heavily on the efficiency of the continent’s farmers.

CONTENTS:
1. African Agriculture: Past Performance, Future Imperatives / Steven Haggblade, Peter Hazell, Ingrid Kirsten, and Richard Mkandawire;
2. Generalizing from Past Successes / Steven Haggblade;
3. Recent Growth in African Cassava / Felix Nweke, Steven Haggblade, and Ballard Zulu;
4. Maize Breeding in East and Southern Africa, 1900–2000 / Melinda Smale and T. S. Jayne;
5. Mali’s White Revolution: Smallholder Cotton from 1960 to 2003 / James Tefft;
6. Smallholder Dairy in Kenya / Margaret Ngigi;
7. Are Kenya’s Horticultural Exports a Replicable Success Story? / Nicholas Minot and Margaret Ngigi;
8. Strategies for Sustainable Natural Resource Management / Steven Franzel, Frank Place, Chris Reij, and Gelson Tembo;
9. The Changing Policy Environment Facing African Agriculture / Francis Chigunta, Ross Herbert, Michael Johnson, and Richard Mkandawire;
10. The Pretoria Statement on the Future of African Agriculture