Maize grains ground in Africa
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CTA. 1997. Maize grains ground in Africa. Spore 72. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48939
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore72.pdf
Africa's emerging maize revolution edited by Derek Byerlee and Carl Eicher 1997 301pp ISBN 1 55587 754 Pbk price US$29.95 Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2 8LU, UK
By the year 2020, Africa's 1995 population of 600 million is expected to have doubled to 1.2 billion. Increased food production will therefore play a vital role in ensuring food security, democracy and peace in the continent in the twenty-first century. In most African countries the key to economic growth is growth in agriculture; and the key to renewed growth in the agricultural sector is rapid technical change in food production. The past two decades have provided encouraging successes with maize, as the use of new seed and associated technologies has increased smallholder maize production. The African experience can provide lessons for increasing food production more generally. Africa's emerging maize revolution presents the results of extensive field research on the maize economy in six African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe), as well as broader-based studies of maize research and extension, soil fertility, seed distribution, fertilizer, and marketing and processing. Africa's emerging maize revolution edited by Derek Byerlee and Carl Eicher 1997 301pp ISBN 1 55587 754 Pbk price US$29.95 Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2 8LU, UK