Now and again, it has been argued that lack of appropriate/improved technologies and non-use of complementary improved inputs are the root causes of the African vicious circle of low agricultural productivity, food shortage, low income and perpetual poverty. These constraints necessitate the African countries putting the applications of science and technology at the core of their vision and strategies for food security, poverty eradication and sustainable development.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2004Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1986Africa
This paper examines the role of the International Financial institutions in the formulation of African macro-economic policies with particular reference to efforts aimed at adjusting the agricultural sectors of African economies. The paper attempts to
assess the impact of Structural Adjustment Programs(SAP)on African agriculture and through an examination of the application of the programs in three African countries - Malawi,Tanzania and Zambia.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 2016Africa
The adoption of Agenda 2063 at the continental level, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level, requires a high level of collection and collation of quality, timely, reliable and dis-aggregated data at all levels of the development process, including land, to inform decisions, enable all stakeholders to track progress and make the necessary adjustments to ensure transparency and mutual accountability in the continent and globally.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsApril, 2018Africa
The present document is one of the background papers for the fourth session of the Africa regional forum on sustainable development, which is being held in preparation for the 2018 high-level political forum on sustainable development, to be held in New York from 9 to 18 July 2018. The theme of the regional forums is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 1977Africa
At the Third Meeting of the UNDAT Committee of Officials tabled proposals suggesting that scope existed for multinational cooperation in creating and developing rural settlements between Zambia's Northern Province and Tanzania Mbeya and Rukwa Regions, all of which fall within the hinterland of the international Tanzania - Zambia Railway (TAZARA)
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJanuary, 1984Africa
This paper concentrates more on the indicators that deal more or less directly with the increase of agricultural productivity and production. There is the fundamental constraint then that because of the imprecise nature of some of the factors to be measured, the indicators themselves may not in fact be measuring what they were meant to measure. However, this does not relieve the user of constructor of indicators from the obligation to offer a hypothesis as a start and then work to the final “theorem” for that is what all indicators at the start are hypothesis.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Africa
This document focuses on the Side event COP21: Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D). CR4D is an African-led initiative supported by partnership and leadership of African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Global Frame-work for Climate Services (GFCS). ACPC hosts CR4D Secretariat
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 1996Ethiopia
This document focuses on the Statistical "Master Book" of Tigray and is the first attempt ofits kind to bring together into one major document all the statistical resources of Tigray, This effon was undertaken through the collaborative efforts ofthe Economic Commissionfor Africa (ECA.) andthe Tigray Development Association (IVA) under the joint programme, "Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Rehabilitation in Tigray (SAERT)".
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsApril, 1991Africa
This paper states that, in Africa, smallholder agriculture is the main source of employment for the majority of the rural population and the bulk of the staple food is produced by this segment of the population.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 1992Africa
The agricultural and rural sector is very important in Africa and enormous efforts have been made to develop it, not only at the national level, but also at the regional and subregional level. However, despite this, the growth of the sector has not kept pace with population growth: according to FAI, the population is increasing by 3.3 per cent per year, but agricultural output by only 1.5 percent per year.
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