Realizing the promise and potential of African agriculture

science and technology strategies for improving agricultural productivity and food security in Africa.
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InterAcademy Council , Amsterdam
Agricultural innovations -- Africa., Agriculture -- Technology transfer -- Africa., Agricultural productivity -- Africa., Food supply -- Africa., Agriculture and state -- Af

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LC ClassificationsS494.5.I5 R394 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 266 p. :
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Open LibraryOL3468925M
ISBN 109069844184
LC Control Number2005530033
OCLC/WorldCa56474261

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Africa is rich in both natural and human resources, yet nearly million of its people are undernourished because of inadequate food supplies.

Comprehensive strategies are needed across the continent to harness the power of science and technology (S&T) in ways that boost agricultural productivity, profitability, and sustainability -- ultimately ensuring that all Africans have access to. IAC Report | Realizing the promise and potential of African agriculture vii Contents Foreword v Study panel ix Preface xi Report review xiii Acknowledgements xv Executive summary xvii 1.

Introduction 1 2. Food security in Africa 9 3. African agricultural production systems and productivity in perspective 23 4. Get this from a library. Realizing the promise and potential of African agriculture: science and technology strategies for improving agricultural productivity and food security in Africa.

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Agriculture averages 24% of GDP across the continent. With post-harvest activities taken into account, agriculture-related industry accounts for nearly half of all economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa. The region holds about half of the world’s fertile and as-yet-unused land – and yet it spends US$25 billion annually importing food.

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Growth in Africa has picked up in the past few years, but it’s not without challenges. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, discusses the potential for agricultural industrialization, energy inclusion, and infrastructure upgrades to drive prosperity growth.

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to the Food and Agriculture Organization [FAO] of the United Nations, Even th ough this large figure is at the same time refer to a decline near to million people fewer than the percentage.

Africa’s land surface (69%) is suitable for grazing, and livestock farming is by far the largest agricultural sector in the country. Agricultural regions of South Africa Source: FAO Corporate Document Repository Agriculture is the foundation of developing economies.

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Africa’s population will nearly double by and quadruple bymaking it harder to feed communities and generate wealth, but agriculture in Africa has the potential to flourish. In fact, Africa can add 20 percent more grain to the billion tons of worldwide production, and nearly the same amount of fruits and vegetables.Africa’s untapped business potential: Countries, sectors, and strategies and for realizing the demographic dividend.

Africa is brimming with promise, and, in some places, peril.African agriculture has the greatest promise: a growing population, vibrant markets and half the world's uncultivated arable land. Yet, the average African farm performs at only about 40% of its potential.

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