The lead article in this issue focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, the only developing region where food security has worsened in recent decades. Monty Jones and Frances Kimmins explain why an alternative approach to Asia's Green Revolution is needed in Africa, due to differences in farming systems, climate and infrastructure. Other brief articles deal with topics including: Research works in Ethiopia; Would a green revolution work in sub-Saharan Africa?; Fertilizer subsidies; Maize production in Zambia; Nutrition and food quality; Tied food aid; and Responding to early warnings.
id21 insights 61, IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 8 pp.