Some useful Links in Agriculture and Rural Development

Here is a list of some links i find useful in my line of work as an agriculturalist. I find the links relevant for students, researchers, policy makers and analysts as well as anyone involved in rural development. The list is not exhaustive and I promise to add more links as they i explore further. Continue reading “Some useful Links in Agriculture and Rural Development”

Guide to Agricultural Production and Natural Resources Management in Malawi

This is a book anyone doing anything concerning agriculture in Malawi should at least read (and hopefully own). The book is well organized with succinct messages on crop and livestock production. It also has rich information on natural resources management in a Malawian context. Continue reading “Guide to Agricultural Production and Natural Resources Management in Malawi”

The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa


phpthumb.phpAfrican agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent’s economic improvement.

Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world, The New Harvest outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent. Incorporating research from academia, government, civil society, and private industry, the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries can work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources, harness technological innovation, encourage entrepreneurship, increase agricultural output, create markets, and improve infrastructure.


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