Agricultural marketing in the semi-arid tropics of West Africa
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Published by School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia in Norwich .
Written in English


  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Africa, West.

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Bibliography: p. 122-133.

StatementBarbara Harriss.
SeriesDevelopment Studies occasional paper -- no. 17, Occasional paper (University of East Anglia. School of Development Studies -- no. 17
LC ClassificationsHD2140 H34 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 133 p. :
Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21017388M

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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics; and Nairobi, Kenya: International Centre for Research in Agroforestry. pp. ISBN Order Code: CPE This workshop brought together scientists and development workers, primarily those working in the West Africa. ICRISAT Strategic Marketing and Communication Director. , Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (FANRPAN), along with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. Mechanized farming is absent, the solution is to import agricultural equipment to facilitate mechanized agriculture, the problem is the cost, when your gdp per capita is 2,USD it’s really an uphill battle to import a combine harvester that cost. corn in West Africa and locally called Okababa, Dawa, and Okili in Nigeria belongs to the tribe Andropogonae (FAO, ). It is the fifth most important cereal crop by acreage after wheat, rice, maize, and barley globally; it is cultivated on marginal, fragile drought-prone environments in the semi-arid tropics of Africa and Asia.

Chapter 4 - Food supply systems in Africa Agriculture in transition: Factors affecting food security. The agricultural production and food supply systems of a country depend on many factors including government policy, ecological potential, and the level of technology, inputs . Proposals on development cooperation for agriculture and rural areas in Africa For TICAD III 1. Need to expand agricultural production in Africa 2. Promotion of agricultural development by supporting NERICA (new Rice for Africa) and other crops. 3. Active practice of small-scale irrigation agriculture Size: KB. Request PDF | Uptake of Improved Technologies in the Semi-Arid Tropics of West Africa: Why Is Agricultural Transformation Lagging Behind? | During the last 3 . Sustainable agriculture in the semi-arid tropics: Agroforestry and the suitability of bamboo Author: Rob Purdew Supervisor: Professor Colin Black Climate, population and food security The regions of the world classed as semi-arid tropics (SAT) are home to billion people (Thurston, ). Of these, m people are classed as ‘poor’ (i.e.