Strengthening farm-agribusiness linkages in Africa
Summary results of five country studies in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa
Over the past decade, Africa and other developing regions have been in the midst of tremendous changes. Market liberalisation and governmental decentralisation policies have interfaced with globalisation and urbanisation trends to dramatically transform social, political, economic and cultural lives. Agriculture can no longer remain behind-serving only to meet subsistence food needs. Agriculture has to become a dynamic and integral part of the market economy. If African agriculture is by-passed by the economic transformation going on world wide, then large numbers of Africans and perhaps all of Africa will remain poor and food insecure.
The fundamental purpose behind the FAO initiative to strengthening farm-agribusiness linkages is to help transform the agricultural sector in order to accelerate productivity growth, increase income and employment generation, improve food security, and increase competitiveness in regional and international trade.
AGS main series:
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Occasional Papers
Angela Dannson; Chuma Ezedinma; Tom Reuben Wambua; Bernard Bashasha; Johann Kirsten; Kurt Satorius; Alexandra Rottger