Realizing the Promise and Potential of African Agriculture

Africa is rich in both natural and human resources, yet nearly 200 million of its people are undernourished because of inadequate food supplies.  Comprehensive strategies are needed across the continent to harness the power of science and technology (S&T) in ways that boost agricultural productivity, profitability, and sustainability -- ultimately ensuring that all Africans have access to enough safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs.  This report addresses the question of how science and technology can be mobilized to make that promise a reality.

Africa is rich in both natural and human resources, yet nearly 200 million of its people are undernourished because of inadequate food supplies.  Comprehensive strategies are needed across the continent to harness the power of science and technology (S&T) in ways that boost agricultural productivity, profitability, and sustainability -- ultimately ensuring that all Africans have access to enough safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs.  This report addresses the question of how science and technology can be mobilized to make that promise a reality.

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    Realizing the Promise and Potential of African Agriculture

    Chapters

    1. Introduction (330 KB)
    2. Food Security in Africa (601 KB)
    3. African Agricultural Production Systems and Productivity in Perspective
    4. Science and Technology Options That Can Make a Difference
    5. Building Impact-oriented Research, Knowledge and Development Institutions
    6. Creating and Retaining a New Generation of Agricultural Scientists (681 KB)
    7. Markets and Policies to Make the Poor Income and Food Secure (700 KB)
    8. Strategic Recommendations (749 KB)

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