Agriculture in Africa: strategies to improve and sustain smallholder production systems.

@article{Jama2008AgricultureIA,
  title={Agriculture in Africa: strategies to improve and sustain smallholder production systems.},
  author={Bashir Jama and Gonzalo Villarino Pizarro},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1136},
  pages={
          218-32
        }
}
Agricultural development lies at the heart of poverty reduction and increased food security of most developing nations. Sub-Saharan Africa (hereafter referred to as Africa) is, however, the only region in the world where per capita agricultural productivity has remained stagnant over the past 40 years. In Asia and Latin America, the use of tailored techniques and technologies has transformed agricultural practice and its productivity, leading to what has been called the "green revolution." The… CONTINUE READING
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