Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Role of the Multiplier A Literature Review

In the coming decades, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) could see a major humanitarian crisis. If rapid population growth continues and agricultural productivity rises slowly or not at all,large increases in the working-age population and daunting problems of food supply, poverty,and underemployment will result. Lowered population growth, job creation, and higher agricultural productivity are all needed to avert impending disaster. If a way can be found to bring about substantial increases in small farm productivity, the crisis may be averted. Multiplier effects could increase the benefits that accrue to the rural economy.


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Issue Date:
2014-10
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/196825
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/196825
Total Pages:
53
Series Statement:
MSU INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PAPERS
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