Perspectives on Agricultural Transformation: A View from Africa

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Contents: Introduction: Setting the Stage; Agricultural Recovery and Structural Transformation in African Countries; Globalisation and Structural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa; Accelerating Africa's Structural Transformation: Lessons from East Asia; Technology Profitability and Agricultural Transformation: Concepts, Evidence, and Policy Implications; Agricultural Biotechnology: Current and Future Trends and Implications for Africa; Efficiency and Equity in Public Investment in Agriculture: Lessons from Soil Fertility Research in Kenya; The Impact of Market Reform on Agricultural Transformation in Mali; False Promise or False Premise? The Experience of Food and Input Market Reform in Eastern and Southern Africa; Building African Scientific and Managerial Capacity for Transforming Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa; Synthesis: What Have We Learned About Promoting Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa?; Challenges for the Future; Index.
 

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Contents

Introduction Setting the Stage
1
Agricultural Recovery and Structural Transformation in African Countries
11
Globalization and Structural Transformation in SubSaharan Africa
27
Accelerating Africas Structural Transformation Lessons from East Asia
49
Technology Profitability and Agricultural Transformation Concepts Evidence and Policy Implications
83
Agricultural Biotechnology Current and Future Trends and Implications for Africa
117
Efficiency and Equity in Public Investment in Agriculture Lessons from Soil Fertility Research in Kenya
149
The Impact of Market Reform on Agricultural Transformation in Mali
163
False Promise or False Premise? The Experience of Food and Input Market Reform in Eastern and Southern Africa
191
Building African Scientific and Managerial Capacity for Transforming Agriculture in SubSaharan Africa
225
Synthesis What Have We Learned About Promoting Agricultural Transformation in SubSaharan Africa? Challenges for the Future
245
Contributors
265
Index
269
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Page 11 - ... industrialization is dependent upon agricultural improvement; it is not profitable to produce a growing volume of manufactures unless agricultural production is growing simultaneously. This is also why industrial and agrarian revolutions always go together, and why economies in which agriculture is stagnant do not show industrial development (Lewis 1954, 433, emphasis added).

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