Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa

Exploring the Scientific Facts

  • Andre Bationo
  • Boaz Waswa
  • Jeremiah M. Okeyo
  • Fredah Maina
  • Job Maguta Kihara
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlix
  2. Constraints and Opportunities for the African Green Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. van Straaten
      Pages 31-47
    3. J. R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, S.O. Gudu, P.L. Woomer, N.K. Karanja, C. Serrem et al.
      Pages 71-81
    4. J. Chianu, A. Adesina, P. Sanginga, A. Bationo, N. Sanginga
      Pages 95-101
    5. J. Ashby, G. Heinrich, G. Burpee, T. Remington, S. Ferris, K. Wilson et al.
      Pages 103-111
  3. Potential and Feasibility of Use of External Input and Improved Soil and Crop Management to Achieve the African Green Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. C.N. Kibunja, F.B. Mwaura, D.N. Mugendi, D.K. Wamae, A. Bationo
      Pages 169-174
    3. B.V. Bado, K. Traore, M.E. Devries, A. Sow, S. Gaye
      Pages 175-182
    4. M. Mucheru-Muna, D.N. Mugendi, P. Pypers, J. Mugwe, B. Vanlauwe, R. Merckx et al.
      Pages 191-203
    5. M. Jemo, C. Nolte, M. Tchienkoua, R.C. Abaidoo
      Pages 245-254
    6. A.N. Kathuku, S.K. Kimani, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, B. Vanlauwe
      Pages 265-270
    7. M.J. Khaemba, S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera, L. Nakhone
      Pages 271-279
    8. H.K. Githinji, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, A. Bationo, J. Kihara, B.S. Waswa
      Pages 281-288
    9. C.D. Mwale, V.H. Kabambe, W.D. Sakala, K.E. Giller, A.A. Kauwa†, I. Ligowe et al.
      Pages 325-333
    10. A. Ayemou, A. Tschannen, I. Kone, D. Allou, B. Akpatou, G. Cisse
      Pages 373-379
    11. H. Fankem, M. Abba, L. Ngo Nkot, A. Deubel, W. Merbach, F.-X. Etoa et al.
      Pages 391-398
    12. J. K. Itabari, K. Kwena, A.O. Esilaba, A.N. Kathuku, L. Muhammad, N. Mangale et al.
      Pages 427-438
    13. T.K. Kwambai, M.E. Omunyin, J.R. Okalebo, Z.M. Kinyua, P. Gildemacher
      Pages 449-456

About these proceedings


Africa urgently needs a uniquely African Green Revolution- a revolution that is long overdue, a revolution that will help the continent in its quest for dignity and peace


Mr. Kofi Annan,

Former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), currently the Board Chair of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)


Research work on soil in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has generated numerous outputs but very few have been translated into adoption to improve the livelihoods of the smallholder farmers. This is the greatest challenge Africa needs to address in order to achieve the highly sought after green revolution


Andre Bationo

Soil Health Specialist, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Accra, Ghana



An African Green Revolution can apply the power of knowledge and technology with an environmental touch: disseminating many crop varieties that will thrive in diverse conditions; improving soil health through integrated soil fertility management; and developing technologies that maximize the use of rainwater, deliver small-scale irrigation and mitigate against impacts of unfavourable and changing climatic conditions.


Africa Green Revolution Agriculture Innovation Integrate Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)

Editors and affiliations

  • Andre Bationo
    • 1
  • Boaz Waswa
    • 2
  • Jeremiah M. Okeyo
    • 3
  • Fredah Maina
    • 4
  • Job Maguta Kihara
    • 5
  1. 1., Soil Health ProgramAlliance for a Green Revolution in AfricAccraGhana
  2. 2., African Network for Soil Biology and FerTropical Soil Biology & Fertility Inst.NairobiKenya
  3. 3., African network for Soil Biology and FerTropical Soil Biology & Fertility Inst.NairobiKenya
  4. 4., Socio-economics and BiometricsKenya Agricultural Research InstituteNairobiKenya
  5. 5., African Network for Soil Biology and FerTropical Soil Biology and Fertility InstNairobiKenya

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