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AAD

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt

Professor, pro dean

AAD

African farm dynamics and the sub-continental food crisis – the case of maize

Author

  • Göran Djurfeldt
  • Rolf Larsson
  • Björn Holmquist
  • Magnus Jirström
  • Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt

Summary, in English

This is a longitudinal study of smallholder farm dynamics in eight African countries, drawing on a sample of more than 3000 farm households. It deals with influences on smallholder maize production at three different levels: micro, meso and macro. Although the study points to inadequately exploited production potentials and a production system based primarily on self-provisioning the drivers behind dynamism in this context are clear. Dynamic production patterns are closely associated with smallholder access to modern crop technologies in combination with commercial incentives as expressed both at the meso and macro levels.

Department/s

  • Sociology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2008

Language

English

Pages

75-91

Publication/Series

Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica. Section C. Food Economics

Volume

5

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Human Geography
  • Probability Theory and Statistics
  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • Green Revolution
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • maize
  • infrastructure
  • sociology
  • Agricultural policy
  • technology
  • Agricultural development
  • smallholder
  • staple crops
  • human geography
  • food crisis
  • statistics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1650-7541