The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

by Calestous Juma
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199783209

ISBN-13: 9780199783205

Pub. Date: 01/14/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of a new…  See more details below

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African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent's economic improvement.

Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world, The New Harvest outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent. Incorporating research from academia, government, civil society, and private industry, the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries can work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources, harness technological innovation, encourage entrepreneurship, increase agricultural output, create markets, and improve infrastructure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199783205
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Growing the Economy
2. Advances in Science, Technology, and Engineering
3. Agricultural Innovation Systems
4. Enabling Infrastructure
5. Human Capacity
6. Entrepreneurship
7. Governing Innovation
8. The Way Ahead

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