The objectives of the study are: (i) to assess the performance of the food marketing system in Africa; (ii) to identify the different barrier to credit and assess their impact on the performance of the informal food marketing system; (iii) to suggest sound recommendations on improving informal food marketing operators' access to credit.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 1993Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1994Africa
The paper suggests a way forward to increase considerably the food-production in the Sub-Saharan African countries which have perpetually been suffering from acute shortage of food grains. Contrary to observed trends in most parts of the world, food production in Sub-Saharan Africa has failed miserably to keep pace with the growing population. Consequently, the region has been one of the most famine-prone regions on the planet. There is a lot to be learnt from the experience of many of the Asian countries who have made it on the food front inspite of equally difficult population pressures.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1985Africa
This study, which is part of in-depth studies on the economies of African least developed countries envisaged in the ECA Medium-term Plan for the period 1984—1989, underscores the objective of the attainment of food self—sufficiency as a priority area called for in such key documents, as Freetown Declaration (November 1976) of Ministers of Agriculture, the Regional Food Plan for Africa (l978) the Monrovia Declaration of Commitment on Guidelines and Measures for National and Collective self-reliance in social and Economic Development for the Establishment of a New Economic Order (July 1979),
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2007Africa
This document contains information on Fostering Agricultural Transformation for Food Security, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa, Conference of African Ministers of Finance,Planning and Economic Development/Fortieth session of the Commission.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 1964Africa
The FAO/ECA Expert Meeting on Government Measures to Promote the Transition from Subsistence to Market Agriculture in Africa was held at Addis Ababa from 27 April to 7 May 1964. The attached paper summarizing the main findings and recommendations of the meeting was prepared as a working document for the Third FAO Regional Conference for Africa, held at Addis Ababa from 3 to 15 September 1964.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2005Africa
This paper examines managing the nexus between poverty, declining agricultural productivity and natural resources requires an approach that integrates appropriate technologies, institutional innovation, and an enabling policy environment.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsOctober, 2012Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2004Africa
This report is the first in a series of research studies that the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will produce with a view to improving the understanding of the links between land tenure systems and sustainable development in Africa. In a continent where 80 percent of the population relies on agriculture for their livelihood, the formulation and implementation of appropriate land policies is a paramount factor in poverty reduction strategies. Research is therefore needed to help policymakers take learned decisions when addressing land tenure issues.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 1989Africa
The population of African countries is likely to double over the next twenty years. How will these nations be able to feed themselves if a substantial part of their food has to be imported, especially as most of these countries also have to import their energy? This is the real of challenge facing African countries at the close of this century.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2004Africa
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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