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Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts

Proceedings

Edited By: A Bationo, B Waswa, Jeremiah M Okeyo and Fredah Maina

1850 pages, 2 volume set

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2009 | #183731 | ISBN-13: 9789048125418
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NHBS Price: £326.50 $417/€387 approx

About this book

The African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) organized an International Symposium on 'Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts' in Arusha, Tanzania, 17-21 September 2007. The overall goal of this symposium was to bring together scientists, agricultural extension staff, NGOs and policy makers from all over Africa to explore the scientific facts and share knowledge and experiences on the role of innovation in soil fertility replenishment as a key to the Green Revolution in Africa.

This book presents the outcome of the symposium and outlines the challenges and opportunities for improving agricultural growth in Africa.


Contents

THEME 1 -- Constraints and Opportunities for the African Green Revolution.- THEME 2 -- Potential and Feasibility of use of external input and improved soil and crop management to achieve the African Green Revolution.- THEME 3 - Factors that limit access to and adoption of innovations by poor farmers.- THEME 4 - Innovation approaches and their scaling up/out in Africa.

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