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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment...

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security

Edited by P Anandajayasekeram, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia, M Rukani, W K Kellogg Foundation , S Babu, International Food Policy Research Institute, Ethiopia, F Liebenberg, ARC , C Keswani, ARC

September 2007 / Hardback / 310 Pages / 9781845932671 £90.00 / €115.00 / $170.00
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Main Description

The need for agricultural research resources in the developing world cannot be underestimated, but the availability of such resources is often poor due to lack of funding and investment. In order for Africa and other such developing countries to achieve productivity in agriculture - vital to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources - investment and policy development needs to be assessed. This book, a joint effort from IFPRI, ILRI and the Kellogg Foundation, explores the importance of impact assessment studies in Africa, and assembles important evidence to pave the way for further, much needed investment in agricultural research all over the developing world.


Professional and academic workers in agronomy, soil science and agricultural engineering.

Contents Include:

Challenges facing African agriculture

The role of impact assessment in evaluating agricultural investments in Eastern and Southern Africa

Specific topics of impact assessment include:

Wheat and maize research in Kenya

Sorgum, millet, groundnut and sunflower research in Zimbabwe

Cassava research in Uganda

Agricultural extension in Tanzania

The Sorghum and millet research improvement programme (SMIP)

Maize research in Ethiopia

Impact of the Russian wheat aphid control programme, and wine grape and technology research in South Africa

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