During the past decades, the performance of the agricultural sector in Africa and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been distressing. Rapid annual population growth has led to declining per-capita food production and consumption levels and incomes have t risen fast eugh to permit market imports to offset the decline. More alarming, the progsis for the immediate future is quite bleak. The recent food crisis has again drawn attention to the African tragedy and exposed the fragility of sub-Saharan agricultural and ecomic progress. Though some of the effects are longer visible, the food crisis is still a sword of Damocles hanging over Africa's head. Africa has experienced food crisis in the past and there is reason to believe that there will be more food crisis in the future, for its root causes have t been addressed: techlogical progress and productivity growth. This book explores the missing links in the techlogy transfer segment of the invation-diffusion-utilisation complex. The text also critically reviews the current state of kwledge and research, examines the main drivers of techlogy adoption in African agriculture, and explores the causes of success and failure in techlogy dissemination.
Guy Blaise Nkamleu
Nova Science Publishers Inc
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