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Africa's Agricultural Renaissance: From Paradox to Powerhouse

Section 1. Africa’s Agricultural Renaissance -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. The imperative of investing in agriculture to catalyze national development -- Chapter 3. The Current State of African Agriculture -- Chapter 4. Agriculture-poverty-inequality nexus in Africa: Theory and Evidence -...

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Authors and Corporations: Odusola, Ayodele (Author)
Edition: 1st ed. 2021.
Type of Resource: E-Book
Language: English
published:
Cham Springer International Publishing 2021.
Cham Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan 2021.
Series: Springer eBook Collection
Subjects:
Source: Verbunddaten SWB
ISBN: 9783030657482
3030657485
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Summary: Section 1. Africa’s Agricultural Renaissance -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. The imperative of investing in agriculture to catalyze national development -- Chapter 3. The Current State of African Agriculture -- Chapter 4. Agriculture-poverty-inequality nexus in Africa: Theory and Evidence -- Chapter 5. Agriculture as a powerhouse of food security in Africa -- Chapter 6. Agriculture as a powerhouse of inclusive development -- Section 2. Towards a Powerhouse: Cases, Actions, and Conclusions -- Chapter 7. Lessons from Asia’s agricultural transformation -- Chapter 8. A system dynamic approach to African Agriculture -- Chapter 9. Towards an agricultural powerhouse in Africa -- Chapter 10. Summary and conclusions.
This book addresses the paradox between preponderance of hunger in a continent that is well endowed with fertile agricultural land, plenty of fresh water and a vibrant labor force. As some statistics show, close to 60% of arable land in the world is located in Africa which also has several rivers flowing in all seasons and plenty of underground water. The bulk of its labor force thrives on agriculture, yet the continent’s largest import item is food. 23 of 36 the most malnourished countries also belong in Africa. This has caused significant needless human suffering. This book goes beyond providing the traditional framework of supplying policy recommendations to delivering an applied, innovative framework upon which policymakers, the private sector and international institutions can take clear and deliberate action to stimulate Africa's agricultural sector, thus responding to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Physical Description: 1 Online-Ressource(XXXII, 491 p. 86 illus.)
ISBN: 9783030657482
3030657485
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-65748-2