A Green Revolution for Sub-Saharan Africa: Past Failures and Future Prospects

Author: 
Otsuka, Keijiro
Responsibility: 
Muraoka, Rie, jt. author
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Date published: 
2017
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Journal Title: 
Journal of African Economies
Source: 
Journal of African Economies, Vol. 26, No. S1, August 2017, pp. i73-i98
Abstract: 

The continuing population growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has contributed to a decline in cultivated area per farming population. Consequently, food insecurity is increasingly becoming a major concern in this continent. To ensure food security, a Green Revolution, which dramatically increases crop yield, must be introduced. But, several major questions are being raised: why did SSA fail to achieve a Green Revolution in the past? What are its future prospects? What should be done to realise a Green Revolution in SSA? This article answers these questions based on an examination of crop yield trends, literature review and the results of our own case studies in SSA.

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CITATION: Otsuka, Keijiro. A Green Revolution for Sub-Saharan Africa: Past Failures and Future Prospects . : Oxford University Press (OUP) , 2017. Journal of African Economies, Vol. 26, No. S1, August 2017, pp. i73-i98 - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/green-revolution-sub-saharan-africa-past-failures-and-future-prospects

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