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Food Security, agricultural technology and policy – the case of maize in sub-Saharan Africa

Djurfeldt, Göran LU and Larsson, Rolf LU (2005)
Abstract
This paper discusses food security and the African food crisis. By means of data from a survey of over 3000 farm households in eight sub-Saharan countries, the authors conclude that food security requires a broad integration of smallholders in the market. Subsistence orientation does not promote food security, while seed fertilizer technology does. Market integration of maize producers seems to be driven by the State, not by the market on its own. The diffusion of technology is stimulated by the market and is promoted by favourable macro policies, as reflected in policies of food import and in budget priorities.
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses food security and the African food crisis. By means of data from a survey of over 3000 farm households in eight sub-Saharan countries, the authors conclude that food security requires a broad integration of smallholders in the market. Subsistence orientation does not promote food security, while seed fertilizer technology does. Market integration of maize producers seems to be driven by the State, not by the market on its own. The diffusion of technology is stimulated by the market and is promoted by favourable macro policies, as reflected in policies of food import and in budget priorities.},
  author       = {Djurfeldt, Göran and Larsson, Rolf},
  keyword      = {agricultural policy,Africa food security,agricultural technology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Working Paper},
  title        = {Food Security, agricultural technology and policy – the case of maize in sub-Saharan Africa},
  year         = {2005},
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