Addressing Food Crisis in Africa

Göran Djurfeldt, Hans Holmén, Magnus Jirström och Rolf Larsson
What can sub-Saharan Africa learn from Asian experiences in addressing its food crisis? / Historical and comparative study of agricultural development in seven Asian countries. Comparison of African case studies in eight countries in SSA: macro studies based on secondary data and interviews with key persons and, to complement this, village surveys and questionnaires involving more than 3000 smallholders. The performance of African smallholders is held back by a number of economic, political and institutional factors at regional, national and international levels. Positive tone: it is indeed possible to reverse the downhill slide with regard to the food situation in SSA by means of policy measures on the parts of African governments and by the international community.