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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Genre: Technology & Engineering.
ISBN: 9781138185951, 1138185957.
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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781138185951, 1138185957
Height: 248 mm
Length: 171 mm
Weight: 431 gr