Africa's Green Revolution(English, Hardcover, unknown)

Product Description

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Genre: Technology & Engineering

ISBN: 9781138185951, 1138185957

Pages: 136

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.
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781138185951, 1138185957
Pages: 136
Imprint: Routledge
Height: 248 mm
Length: 171 mm
Weight: 431 gr