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Agriculture in Publications

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Ambassador Zhong Jianhua – on trade, aid and jobs

In conversation with ARI, China’s Special Representative on African Affairs responds to common criticisms of China’s policy and conduct in Africa.
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Waiting for the green revolution: Land reform in South Africa

This Briefing Note assesses the progress of the land reform programme and emphasises the importance of – and opportunity in – a bolder approach in South Africa.
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Ground Control: Making the grade in agriculture by Martha Byanyima

Martha Byanyima chronicles the history and development of agricultural standards in Africa and argues that they provide an opportunity to increase the continent’s presence in global trade.
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Why Africa can make it big in agriculture By Mark Ashurst and Stephen Mbithi

Self-sufficiency in food production is the new mantra of donors and policymakers in Africa. But farmers, large and small, can be much more ambitious. Agriculture is the continent’s most neglected – and important – potential competitive advantage. It is Africa’s best answe...
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Kenya’s Flying Vegetables: Small farmers and the ‘food miles’ debate by James Gikunju Muuru

In this highly personal and keenly argued commentary, James Gikunju Muuru makes the first detailed response by an African smallholder to the controversy over ‘food miles’. His account describes the serial feats of coordination, discipline, productivity and manual...
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Going Public: How Africa’s integration can work for the poor By Jeggan C. Senghor et al.

In the heyday of African nationalism, the continent’s founding fathers plotted their vision of pan-African unity. The twin paths of closer political and economic integration appeared to them as the only means to achieve dignity prosperity and security. Today, closer...
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Waiting for a Green Revolution

Predictions of a Green Revolution in Africa are overstated. Investment in African agriculture has been neglected by governments and donors. The proportion of aid allocated to agriculture fell from 17% in 1980 to 3% in 2005.1 Population growth and declining productivity among...
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Feeding Five Thousand: The case for indigenous crops, in Zimbabwe by Paul Chidara Muchineripi

In this Policy Voice, Chidara Muchineripi, a management consultant from Harare, argues that indigenous crops should play a more important role in African agriculture. Chidara, who is next in line for the chieftainship of the semi-arid district of Gutu, built a consensus amongst...
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