Folleto de la FAO sobre diversificación 5 Policy Assistance Series
Working paper N. 01

Food security and agricultural development
in sub-Saharan Africa

Building a case for more public support

BACKGROUND DOCUMENT

by
Jean-Marc Boussard
Benoît Daviron
Françoise Gérard
Tancrède Voituriez
International Cooperation Centre of Agricultural Research and Development (CIRAD)

SUBREGIONAL OFFICE FOR SOUTHERN AND EAST AFRICA (HARARE)
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2006


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I (520 KB)

Acknowledgement
Foreward
Executive Summary

CHAPTER 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SECURITY AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.

CHAPTER 2: DOES FOOD AID FOSTER OR IMPEDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT?

CHAPTER 3: WHY DID DEVELOPMENT POLICIES GO WRONG?

Part II (365 KB)

CHAPTER 4: WHY HAS AGRICULTURE BEEN NEGLECTED SO FAR?

CHAPTER 5: SELECTED SUCCESS STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

CHAPTER 6: CHANNELLING FOOD SECURITY THROUGH LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND SOLVENT DEMAND GROWTH.

CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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