Accelerating food production in Sub-Saharan Africa

John W. Mellor, ed., Christopher L. Delgado, ed., Malcolm J. Blackie, ed.
The overriding challenge facing agriculture is the need to increase production of food enough to feed our ever-growing population. Achievement of food security throughout the region will be of paramount importance during the remaining years of the twentieth century. In addition, agriculture must become a significant supplier of raw material to urban industry, while at the same time becoming an important market for urban products. Agriculture must also increase its earnings of foreign exchange, of which there is often a chronic shortage.