Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security

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The need for agricultural research resources in the developing world cannot be underestimated, but the availability of such resources is often poor due to lack of funding and investment. In order for Africa and other such developing countries to achieve productivity in agriculture - vital to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources - investment and policy development needs to be assessed. This book, a joint effort from IFPRI, ILRI and the Kellogg Foundation, explores the importance of impact assessment studies in Africa, and assembles important evidence to pave the way for further, much needed investment in agricultural research all over the developing world.Results Problems related to the biological control of Prosopis invasion Various factors play a crucial part in the ... Many beetle parasitoids in Southern Africa attack a wide range of host species, and therefore pose a threat to the ... The effectiveness of beetles, preferring mature pods to lay eggs, is reduced if pods are removed by livestock before the beetles can destroy sufficient seeds (Impson et al., 1999).

Title:Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security
Author:P. Anandajayasekeram
Publisher:CABI - 2007


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