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New Publication Explores Past Successes in African Agriculture

May 24, 2010

Successes in African Agriculture: Lessons for the Future, International Food Policy Research Institute, May 2010

From the Issue Brief:  A recent book published for IFPRI by the Johns Hopkins University Press, Successes in African Agriculture: Lessons for the Future, explores the conditions under which Africa can successfully accelerate agricultural growth and thereby contribute to broadbased economic expansion and poverty reduction. Instead of cataloging failures, as many past studies have done, the book identifies episodes of successful agricultural growth in Africa, a series of region- and commodity-specific booms, many of which have lasted for decades. By examining a series of instances in which important advances have occurred in the past in African agriculture, the book, edited by Steven Haggblade and Peter B. R. Hazell, aims to identify promising avenues for achieving success more consistently in the future.

View Peter Hazell’s discussion of the book .

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