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Africa's Green Revolution : Critical perspectives on new agricultural technologies and systems

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This volume examines the dominant neoliberal agenda for agricultural development and hunger alleviation in Africa. The text reviews the history of African agricultural and food security policy in the post-colonial period, across a range of geographical contexts, in order to contextualise the productionist approach embedded in the much heralded New Green Revolution for Africa. This strategy, supported by a range of international agencies, promotes the use of hybrid seeds, fertilisers, and pesticides to boost crop production. This approach is underpinned by a new and unprecedented level of public–private partnerships as donors actively work to promote the private sector and build links between African farmers, input suppliers, agro-dealers, agro-processors, and retailers. On the consumer end, increased supermarket penetration into poorer neighbourhoods is proffered as a solution to urban food insecurity. The chapters in this volume complicate understandings of this new approach and raise serious questions about its effectiveness as a strategy for increasing food production and alleviating poverty across the continent.

This book is based on a special issue of African Geographical Review.

Number of Pages: 136.0
Genre: Technology
Sub-Genre: Agriculture / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: February 26, 2016
TCIN: 50950390
UPC: 9781138185951
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-0666

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