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Commentaries on Infrastructure

Although important to both planning and performance, infrastructure is not easy to define and is difficult to relate to agricultural development in an integrated manner. It is rarely recognized in the current literature that sectoral allocations,…

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Commentaries on Marketing Systems

Poor agricultural growth in sub-Saharan Africa is sometimes attributed to the absence of major technological breakthroughs suited to its agroclimatic environment. This implies that there is little room for growth in agricultural production in the…

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Development and Extension of Agricultural Production Technology

The discussion in the previous chapters makes it clear that the environment for technological change in agriculture is highly variable across ecological regions and policy systems and is frequently exceedingly complex. Generally, the problems of…

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Women's Role and Agricultural Technology

Women have played a significant role in traditional agricultural production technology in African societies. Because women's contribution was so central in both the agricultural division of labor and its reproduction, traditional structures of…

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Priorities for Accelerating Food Production Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Accelerating food production growth in sub-Saharan Africa is an immense task. Financial, physical, human, and institutional resources are so limited that clear priorities must be set between the food and nonfood sectors, among competing uses within…

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Commentaries on the Trade Regime

Oyejide's chapter poses the problem of choice of policy instruments. As political motivations dominate in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the choice of policy instruments has been very often erratic. Oyejide clearly illustrates this dilemma.…

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The West African Semiarid Tropics

The West African semiarid tropics (WASAT) are defined as those areas where precipitation exceeds potential evapotranspiration from two to seven months annually. This corresponds to mean annual rainfall limits of approximately 250 to 1,300 millimeters.…

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The Humid and Subhumid Tropics

The humid and subhumid tropics in African regions where rainfall exceeds potential evapotranspiration for five months or more include most of the area from Guinea through central Africa plus the southern part of East Africa. They cover 12 million…

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Commentaries on Price Policy and Equity

Development literature illustrates the need for a broad conceptual framework that encompasses poverty, hunger, and inequality. Drawing on two decades of research in India, Mellor (1978) demonstrates the process of isolating the direct and indirect…

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Food Policy and the Choice of Trade Regime

A consensus is emerging, especially among academics, policy analysts, and the more enlightened politicians on the need for urgent and sustained action to provide both short-term and long-term solutions to Africa's food producers. However, it is still…

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