Africa's Emerging Maize Revolution

Africa's Emerging Maize Revolution

by Derek Byerlee, Carl K. Eicher
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555877761

ISBN-13: 9781555877767

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555877767
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
1Introduction: Africa's Food Crisis3
2Evolution of the African Maize Economy9
3Zimbabwe's Emerging Maize Revolution25
4Zambia's Stop-and-Go Maize Revolution45
5Maize Technology and Productivity in Malawi63
6Increasing Maize Production in Kenya: Technology, Institutions, and Policy81
7Maize Technology Development in Ghana During Economic Decline and Recovery95
8Fostering Sustainable Increases in Maize Productivity in Nigeria107
9The Technological Foundation of the Revolution127
10Maize Research Priorities: The Role of Consumer Preferences145
11Soil Fertility Management in Southern Africa157
12Institutional Innovations in the Maize Seed Industry173
13Fertilizer Use and Maize Production193
14Maize Marketing and Pricing Policy in Eastern and Southern Africa213
15Accelerating Maize Production: Synthesis247
Acronyms and Abbreviations263
References265
Contributors291
Index295
About the Book301

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