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Read online New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa African agriculture is currently at a crossroads at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change But as this book argues Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth advances in science and technology the creation of regional markets and the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent s economic improvement Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world The New Harvest outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent Incorporating research from academia government civil society and private industry the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries can work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources harness technological innovation encourage entrepreneurship increase agricultural output create markets and improve infrastructure by Calestous Juma

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New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Title:New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0199783195
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Number of Pages:296
Category:africa, non-fiction, food, science, international-development, read-for-school
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No description available, The aim of this book is to develop a more realistic conceptual framework for the analysis of technological and economic change than is provided by conventional economies, This book addresses the vital role of new technology in African economic development focusing on the specific sector of biotechnology The authors argue that progress is thwarted by lack of policy in this field and they explore the urgent need for African governments to pay much more attention to developing technology supporting institutions and training They examine the particular issues thrown up by biotechnology research in Africa including intellectual property rights access to genetic resources implications for biodiversity biosafety and trade The book s overall analysis is illustrated by national biotechnology assessments for Cameroon Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania and Uganda br, African agriculture is currently at a crossroads at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change But as this book argues Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth advances in science and technology the creation of regional markets and the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent s economic improvement br Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world The New Harvest outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent Incorporating research from academia government civil society and private industry the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries can work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources harness technological innovation encourage entrepreneurship increase agricultural output create markets and improve infrastructure