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By Goran Djurfeldt, Hans Holmen, Magnus Jirstrom, Rolf Larsson

ISBN-10: 0851999980

ISBN-13: 9780851999982

Why can Asia now feed its quickly becoming inhabitants, yet Africa maintains to adventure famine? This ebook is the result of a three-year undertaking coordinated by means of a gaggle of Swedish researchers with participating students from Africa and Asia. It offers a comparative learn among Asian agricultural improvement through the eco-friendly Revolution in foodstuff construction and the present complex agricultural scenario in sub-Saharan Africa. according to case reports of 8 African and 8 Asian nations (focusing at the early a part of the fairway Revolution), this booklet offers a causal and explanatory version of Asian eco-friendly revolutions. It discusses why such development has been made in Asia, yet has now not but happened in Africa. It additionally examines the results of the case reviews for destiny improvement in Africa.

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