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The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Calestous Juma

Abstract

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 can feed itself in a generation and can help contribute to global food security. To achieve this Africa has to define agriculture as a force in economic growth by advancing scientific and technological research, investing in infrastructure, fostering higher technical training, and creating regional markets. To govern the transformation Africa must foster the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the contin ... More

Keywords: Africa, African agriculture, food security, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, developing nations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190237233
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237233.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Calestous Juma, author
Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Harvard University