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Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Publication year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-76222-7

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What are the challenges and action points for agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa? This collection of papers offers technical analyses, policy recommendations and an overview of success stories to date. Each carefully selected paper provides valuable insights for improved policy making and defines relevant strategic priorities on Africa’s sustainable transformation process, which is in line with the international development agenda. Although agriculture remains the main source of income for Africa’s population, the sector is rain-fed subjecting it to the vagaries of weather and climate change. This volume demonstrates the rationale of developing a competitive, inclusive and sustainable agribusiness sector for Africa’s food security and structural transformation.

Subject: Open Access, Sustainable agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, Agricultural economics, Climate change economics, Agricultural productivity, Modern technology adoption by farmers, Agricultural sustainability, Bioenergy Crop Adoption, Agro-Industrialization, Agriculture sector development, Environmental Efficiency, Global Value Chains, Regional value chains, African economic development, African agricultural transformation, Labour productivity, Drought Index Insurance, Supplemental irrigation, Special Economic Zones, ECOWAS countries