The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa by Calestous JumaThe New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa by Calestous Juma

The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

byCalestous Juma

Paperback | September 15, 2015

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This book argues that Africa can feed itself in a generation and help contribute to global food security despite its history of persistent food shortages and the rising threat of climate change. To achieve this, the continent must harness scientific and technological advances, invest ininfrastructure, foster higher technical training, and create regional markets. It must also foster a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent's economic improvement.This new edition provides ideas on how to place agriculture at the center of the continent's long-term economic transformation. It demonstrates how policy coordination can help realize agriculture's full potential as a motherboard for other economic activities. Incorporating lessons from academia,government, civil society, and private industry, The New Harvest outlines how African countries can work together at regional levels to generate new knowledge and resources, harness technological advancement, encourage entrepreneurship, increase agricultural output, create markets, and improveoverall economic performance.
Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at Harvard University.
Title:The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.11 × 5.55 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190237236

ISBN - 13:9780190237233

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionSelected Abbreviations and Acronyms1. The Growing Economy2. Advances in Science, Technology, and Engineering3. Leapfrogging in Biotechnology4. Agricultural Innovation Systems5. Enabling Infrastructure6. Human Capacity7. Entrepreneurship8. Governing Innovation9. Conclusions and the Way AheadNotesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"New technologies, especially biotechnology, provide African countries with additional tools for improving the welfare of farmers. I commend this book for the emphasis it places on the critical role that technological innovation plays in agriculture. The study is a timely handbook for thoseseeking new ways of harnessing new technologies for development, including poor farmers, many of whom are women." --Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso