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Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa

Exploring the Scientific Facts

  • Relevant to African context

  • Presents practical research results from Africa

  • Aims to identify opportunities and challenges for achieving the African Green Revolution

  • Represents case studies from different agro-ecological zones

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Table of contents (137 papers)

  1. Front Matter

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Constraints And Opportunities For The African Green Revolution

    1. The Geological Basis of Farming in Africa

      • P. van Straaten
      Pages 31-47
    2. The African Green Revolution and the Role of Partnerships in East Africa

      • J. R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, S.O. Gudu, P.L. Woomer, N.K. Karanja, C. Serrem et al.
      Pages 71-81
    3. Ex-ante Evaluation of the Impact of a Structural Change in Fertilizer Procurement Method in Sub-Saharan Africa

      • J. Chianu, A. Adesina, P. Sanginga, A. Bationo, N. Sanginga
      Pages 95-101
    4. Preparing Groups of Poor Farmers for Market Engagement: Five Key Skill Sets

      • J. Ashby, G. Heinrich, G. Burpee, T. Remington, S. Ferris, K. Wilson et al.
      Pages 103-111
  4. 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

About this book

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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Soil Health Program, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Afric, Accra, Ghana

    Andre Bationo

  • , African Network for Soil Biology and Fer, Tropical Soil Biology & Fertility Inst., Nairobi, Kenya

    Boaz Waswa

  • , African network for Soil Biology and Fer, Tropical Soil Biology & Fertility Inst., Nairobi, Kenya

    Jeremiah M. Okeyo

  • , Socio-economics and Biometrics, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

    Fredah Maina

  • , African Network for Soil Biology and Fer, Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Inst, Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Maguta Kihara

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa

  • Book Subtitle: Exploring the Scientific Facts

  • Editors: Andre Bationo, Boaz Waswa, Jeremiah M. Okeyo, Fredah Maina, Job Maguta Kihara

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-481-2541-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-024-0494-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-90-481-2543-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XLIX, 1363

  • Additional Information: 2 volumes, not available separately

  • Topics: Agriculture, Life Sciences

Buying options

eBook USD 309.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-90-481-2543-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 499.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)