Agriculture in Africa – Telling myths from facts: A synthesis☆

  title={Agriculture in Africa – Telling myths from facts: A synthesis☆},
  author={Luc J. Christiaensen},
  booktitle={Food policy},
Stylized facts drive research agendas and policy debates. Yet robust stylized facts are hard to come by, and when available, often outdated. The 12 papers in this Special Issue revisit conventional wisdom on African agriculture and its farmers' livelihoods using nationally representative surveys from the Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture Initiative in six African countries. At times they simply confirm our common understanding of the topic. But they also throw… CONTINUE READING
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