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.
1. African Agriculture: Past Performance, Future Imperatives
2. Generalizing from Past Successes
3. Recent Growth in African Cassava
4. Maize Breeding in East and Southern Africa, 1900-2000
5. Mali's White Revolution: Smallholder Cotton from 1960 to 2003
6. Smallholder Dairy in Kenya
7. Are Kenya's Horticultural Exports a Replicable Success Story?
8. Strategies for Sustainable Natural Resource Management
9. The Changing Policy Environment Facing African Agriculture
10. The Pretoria Statement on the Future of African Agriculture