There is widespread concern at continuing poverty and food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and the poor record of agriculture in promoting broad based economic growth. African agriculture has performed poorly over the last forty years or so, with very low or negative per capita in much of this period, and much of the growth it has achieved has been from unsustainable land extensification rather than yield intensification
Dorward, A.; Sabates Wheeler, R.; MacAuslan, I.; Penrose Buckley, C.; Kydd, J.; Chirwa, E. Promoting agriculture for social protection or social protection for agriculture: policy and research issues. (2006) 49 pp.
Promoting agriculture for social protection or social protection for agriculture: policy and research issues