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Title Awakening Africa's sleeping giant : prospects for commercial agriculture in the Guinea Savannah zone and beyond
Published Washington, DC : World Bank ; Rome, Italy : FAO : Cooperazione italiana allo sviluppo, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 218 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Directions in development. Agriculture and rural development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Agriculture and rural development.
Contents Introductions and objectives -- Past experience : Asia and Latin America vs. Sub-Saharan Africa -- Outlook for commercial agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Commodity-specific competitiveness analysis -- Factors affecting the competitiveness of African agriculture -- Potential social and environmental impacts of commercial agriculture -- Conclusions and recommendations : opportunities and challenges
Summary Awakening Africa's Sleeping Giant' explores the feasibility of restoring international competitiveness and growth in African agriculture through the identification of products and production systems that can underpin rapid development of a competitive commercial agriculture. Based on a careful examination of the factors that contributed to the successes achieved in Brazil and Thailand, as well as comparative analysis of evidence obtained through detailed case studies of three African countries--Mozambique, Nigeria, and Zambia--the authors argue that opportunities abound for farmers in Africa to
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Guinea.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009012134
ISBN 0821379429 (eISBN)
9780821379424 (eISBN)