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Transformation of African Agrifood Systems in the New Era of Rapid Urbanization and the Emergence of a Middle Class

  title={Transformation of African Agrifood Systems in the New Era of Rapid Urbanization and the Emergence of a Middle Class},
  author={David L. Tschirley and Bart Minten and Steven Haggblade and Saweda Liverpool-Tasie and Michael Dolislager and Jason L. Snyder and Claire Ijumba},
It is common knowledge that rural Africa faces formidable problems such as poverty and malnutrition, inadequate farm yields, low use of fertilizers, certified seed and irrigation, and often poor infrastructure. We acknowledge those problems. But in this paper we present the message that there is also good news for African food systems, in this new era of urbanization and emergence of a middle class, that are emerging and developing firms all along the supply chain: the emergence of a “Quiet… Expand

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