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


  • Snodgrass, Donald


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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  • Snodgrass, Donald, 2014. "Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Role of the Multiplier A Literature Review," Food Security International Development Working Papers 196825, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:196825
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.196825

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