Agriculture, poverty, and policy reform in Sub-Saharan Africa by Kevin M. Cleaver

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  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Agriculture and state -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Rural poor -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Rural development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

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StatementKevin M. Cleaver, W. Graeme Donovan.
ContributionsDonovan, W. Graeme.
LC ClassificationsHD2117 .C53 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination29, [10] p.
Number of Pages29
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Open LibraryOL15534431M

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Unfortunately, in most countries of sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture has grown much more slowly than population, agricultural incomes have stagnated in real terms, or fallen. The major problems continue to be poor economic and agricultural policy, and inadequate public investment in infrastructure, rural education, agricultural services such as extension and research, and rural health.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cleaver, Kevin M. Agriculture, poverty, and policy reform in Sub-Saharan Africa. Washington, D.C.: World And policy reform in Sub-Saharan Africa book, © Agriculture, Poverty and Policy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa by Kevin M.

Cleaver,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Agriculture, poverty, and policy reform in sub-Saharan Africa (English) There is a strong relationship between agricultural stagnation and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Much, though not all, of the solution for poverty alleviation depends on stimulating agricultural growth in by:Agriculture, poverty, and policy reform in Sub-Saharan Africa / Kevin M.

Cleaver, W. Graeme Donovan World Bank Washington, D.C Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. While the economic growth renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized, much less is known about progress in living conditions.

This book and policy reform in Sub-Saharan Africa book evaluates trends in living conditions in 16 major sub-Saharan African countries, corresponding to. Asia and Africa with approximately 25% of the below $1/day poor in sub Saharan Africa (inWorld Bank, b). However, while both the extent and severity of poverty.

The paper provides a vision for African governments, donor agencies and others working on African agriculture. After twenty-five years of agricultural growth slower than population growth, and increasing problems of food insecurity and environmental degradation, a reassessment of government and donor agricultural strategies in sub-Saharan Africa is required.

on the intensity of labor use in these sectors and the evolution of poverty, they conclude that growth in agriculture, which is typically the most. labor-intensive sector, has the largest potential to reduce poverty, followed by growth in manufacturing, construction, and services.

Africa Agriculture Status Report: The Business of Smallholder Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (Issue 5). Nairobi, Kenya: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

Issue No. 5 Managing Editor: Daudi Sumba, (AGRA) Project Coordinator: Jane Njuguna (AGRA) Editor: Anne Marie Nyamu, Editorial, Publishing and Training Consultant. uring the past two decades, most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa undertook extensive economic reforms to reduce the role of the government and increase the role of the market in their economies.

Because of the importance of the agricultural sector in the region, 2/5(1). 7 reform. In U.S. dollar terms, the gains from global liberalization would be almost as great for South-East Asia as for South Asia, while less than half as large for the much smaller economic region of Sub-Saharan Africa.

favour the rural sector. The ratio of investment to GDP in most Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been well below the ratios attained in Latin America and Asia.

Similarly, Africa’s private sector investment in agriculture has been curtailed by a combination of financial capacity, and lack of security, financial services and regulatory Size: KB.

The findings of the review also informed the Board of Directors’ discussion of the World Development Report Agriculture and Development. During the past two decades, the number of poor in Africa has doubled, from million to Size: 2MB.

Rural development for poverty reduction and environmental protection in Sub-Saharan Africa (English) Abstract. In this book rural development means the improvement of the economic and social well-being of the rural population, and improving participation in political : Kevin Cleaver.

The reform experience in Sub-Saharan Africa has varied widely across countries and crop subsectors. The available evidence shows clear progress in some areas and mixed results in others.

reform, (2) ownership of land that can enable credit access acts as a substitute. for insurance to smooth consumption seasonally and over longer cycles for poor.

people, and (3) the same credit-accessing landownership enables financing of. lumpy, indivisible, or long gestation investments for. 3 African agriculture: Importance, challenges, and policy strategies 34 Importance of agriculture for growth, poverty reduction, and food security in Africa 34 Obstacles for agricultural sector performance in Sub-Saharan Africa 38 4 NEPAD attempt to revitalise African agriculture.

Agriculture, Trade Reform and Poverty Reduction: Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa Policy Issues in International Trade and Commodities Study Series No. 22 37 Pages Posted: 8 Oct Cited by: Get this from a library. Agriculture, trade reform and poverty reduction: implications for Sub-Saharan Africa.

[Kym Anderson; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.] -- Prepared by the UN Conference of Trade and Development, this study addresses the effects of WTO trade reform on poverty at three levels: on developing countries as a group; on different types of.

This paper seeks to advance both the “growth” and “participation” debate and brings a synthesizing perspective. It starts from a simple organizing framework in which the effects of agriculture and non-agriculture on poverty are decomposed into three principal Cited by: {{Citation | title=Agriculture, trade reform and poverty reduction: implications for sub-Saharan Africa / Kym Anderson | author1=Anderson, Kym | author2=United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | year= | publisher=United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | language=English }}.

Agriculture and food systems in sub-Saharan Africa in a 4 ° C+ world Philip K. Thornton CGIAR/ESSP Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), PO BoxNairobiKenyaCited by: 2. The Agricultural Sector and Rural Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa 3 Types of Farms 4 Types of Crops 8 Conclusions 10 3.

Trade and Agriculture Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa 11 Domestic and Regional Markets 11 Global Markets 14 4. Recommended Policy Interventions 23 Assist Conversion from Subsistence to Tradable Goods Agriculture   Agricultural Productivity and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa In sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture is the principal source of we alth and agriculture require more than price policy : Washington Muzari.

From Evidence to Action The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa Edited by BENJAMIN DAVIS, SUDHANSHU HANDA, NICOLA HYPHER, NATALIA WINDER ROSSI, PAUL WINTERS, AND JENNIFER YABLONSKI Published by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and The United Nations Children’s Fund and Oxford File Size: 2MB.

Half of the world's extreme poor live in sub-Saharan Africa, that's almost million vast majority live in rural areas and work in agriculture. With a rapidly growing population, the IMF predicts that Sub-Saharan Africa will need to create about 18 million jobs per year until to absorb the growing workforce.

The problem of poverty and how to reduce it remains the most pressing dilemma in the international development debate. More specifically, two questions are at the heart of much of academic research and public policy for development, namely: what is it that makes Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) the poorest.

The urban bias argument and its linkage to poverty has its origins in the work of Lipton () and was adopted by Bates () to explain poor agricultural performance in Africa in the s. The arguments and recommendations to reverse urban bias was promoted by chief economist Anne Krueger in the s and culminated in a five-volume study Cited by: This report reviews the extensive evidence on agricultural market reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa and summarizes the impact these reforms have had on market performance, agricultural production, use of modern inputs, and poverty.

The report offers 8 recommendations for completing the reform process and developing a new agenda for agricultural markets in Sub-Saharan by: The six case studies in this book were prepared as background studies for a synthesis report on land administration and reform in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) recently published by the World Bank (Byamugisha ).

AGRICULTURAL R&D INVESTMENT, POVERTY, AND 2. Comparison of poverty incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa by country and subregion, and Results suggest that present allocations of agricultural R&D in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are highly inefficient.

Substantial gains could be made by increasing investment in East Africa in the next Introduction. Agricultural research holds a great potential for raising agricultural productivity and reducing poverty. The green revolution, which led to a doubling or tripling of yields of the major food grains in the s and 70s, was a result of major investments in national and international agricultural research (David and Otsuka, ).While there is a large volume of theoretical Cited by: Land reform Agricultural resources 28 pages Publication Challenges of Energy Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa "This study analyzed the determinants of electricity access in developing countries and, particularly examined why Sub Saharan Africa has been relatively unsuccessful in providing electricity to its population, despite reforms in the.

The findings reveal the considerable extent of policy reform over the past two decades, especially through reducing export taxation; but they also reveal that national policies continue to reduce trade and economic welfare much more in Sub-Saharan Africa than in Asia or Latin by: 8.

Agriculture, poverty, and policy reform in sub-Saharan Africa (Английский) Аннотация. There is a strong relationship between agricultural stagnation and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

Much, though not all, of the solution for poverty alleviation depends on stimulating agricultural growth in by: Downloadable. This paper offers an economic assessment of the opportunities and challenges provided by the WTO's Doha Development Agenda, particularly through agricultural trade liberalization, for low-income countries seeking to trade their way out of poverty.

After discussing links between poverty, economic growth and trade, it reports modelling results showing that farm product markets. Sub-Saharan Africa has seen widespread economic growth since But increased agricultural productivity is needed to translate that growth into poverty reduction.

Increasing agricultural productivity and expanding the agribusiness industry in sub-Saharan Africa is critical for poverty reduction, food security and economic growth. Numerous recent national, regional and Glevel programmes have been initiated to that effect.

This column discusses new research showing that political economy forces have a major bearing on the success or. Adjustment in Africa: Reform, results, and the road ahead.

A policy research report. Agriculture, poverty, and policy reform in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank Discussion Papers, Africa (). An updated look at the recovery of agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan : Bingxin Yu and Alejandro Nin Pratt.

Agricultural policy packages need to be both coherent and efficient to enable the sector to develop its full potential and achieve key public policy objectives.

The sector is facing a number of challenges related to meeting future demands for food, fuel, fibre and eco-services in a more sustainable manner in the context of a changing climate.Sub—Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions of the world.

Because most Africans work in agriculture, escaping such dire poverty depends on increased agricultural productivity to raise rural incomes, lower food prices, and stimulate growth in other economic sectors.A vibrant, sustainable and resilient agriculture sector is vital for sub-Saharan Africa’s economic future.

While productivity of African agriculture has grown, it still lags behind Asia and Latin America, and has not delivered the development dividends needed to significantly reduce poverty in rural areas across Sub-Saharan Size: 2MB.

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