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African Smallholders: Food Crops, Markets and Policy by G. Durfeldt, Ernest Aryeetey, Aida Isinika

By G. Durfeldt, Ernest Aryeetey, Aida Isinika

According to hugely topical overseas learn in a high-priority quarter, this e-book records the farm-level results of the reorientation of agricultural regulations with diverse issues for the various international locations akin to micro-credit, infrastructure, money crop construction and foodstuff protection. It discusses staple nutrition construction in sub-Saharan Africa and its reaction to altering geo-political, macro-economic and agricultural coverage, to deepen our knowing of ways agricultural improvement unfolds at farm point. it's a resource for all these learning or concerned with foodstuff safety, agricultural improvement and African meals making plans.

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There certainly is, especially with regard to the kind of issues that the AGRA initiative mentioned above involves. So, can these domestic political hurdles be overcome? The answer, in principle, is yes, but how far it will become reality depends on the willingness of both government leaders and donors to create the necessary policy space. One way of doing that is to encourage a more demand-driven change process through the establishment of agricultural development funds outside of the political realm to which groups and organizations of small-scale farmers have access.

Hence, they tend to withdraw from the (emerging) market rather than engaging with it. Consequently, in SSA, ‘increasing numbers of farmers are growing only food crops for home consumption and storage, and reducing levels of purchased inputs applied’ (IFAD, 2008:7). 2 Among the reasons for food price hikes are often mentioned (or assumed) increased demand for food (and animal feed) from populous countries with high growth rates (China and India). Heady and Fan (2008) find this less convincing, pointing out that these countries are selfsufficient regarding food and tend to export food rather than import it.

In Tanzania and South Africa, with good results. Donors, on their part, however, have remained reluctant because they have failed to accept the two conditions that make these funds different from all other funds the donors have participated in creating. The first is the importance of locating the institution outside of the soft state and insulating it from patronage politics. The second is for them to participate in the management so as to strengthen the prospect that the decisions to allocate funds are made on professionally sound grounds and in the spirit of fairness, qualities that cannot be immediately secured in an environment of competition for scarce resources in countries characterized by horizontal ethnic group relations.

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