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Emerging technologies to benefit farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Emerging technologies to benefit farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

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Published by National Academies Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural innovations -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Agricultural innovations -- South Asia,
  • Agricultural productivity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Agricultural productivity -- South Asia

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCommittee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
    ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS494.5.I5 E555 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 269 p. :
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23936595M
    ISBN 100309124948
    ISBN 109780309124942
    LC Control Number2009278402

    Washington, Janu – South Africa’s efforts to support emerging farmers got a lift today following the approval of $93 million in long-term financing support by the World Bank Group Board of Executive will contribute towards the Government’s aim to promote agriculture and rural development to create jobs, reduce poverty and lessen inequality.   Usually the goal is to use in-country appropriate technologies to formulate innovative solutions to problems. In a recent study, the National Research Council, identified integrated water management as a high priority development requirement in its list of emerging technologies that would benefit farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

    Slide Deck – WFLO Appropriate Postharvest Technology Planning Project. Title: Identification of Appropriate Postharvest Technologies for Improving Market Access. and Incomes for Small Horticultural Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Grant Grant Number Agreement: BMGF. Project Dates: Feb – Jan According to the report, between and , the combined population of Africa and Asia is expected to rise from billion to more than billion. It further states that in sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people aged 15 – 24 years is projected to increase by more than 90 .

    Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile ecosystem supports around million jobs directly and indirectly, and in , it contributed nearly $ billion to the funding of public sector infrastructure. As growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa open up, foreign exchange markets are set to expand. Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa has been one of the defining trends in frontier and emerging.


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Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia identifies sixty emerging technologies with the potential to significantly improve agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Eighteen technologies are recommended for immediate development or further exploration. Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia Get This Book Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia identifies sixty emerging technologies with the potential to significantly improve agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia Increasing agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia is a major step on the path out of poverty, but farmers in those areas face tremendous challenges, including poor soil; inefficient water use; and a lack of access to plant-breeding resources, nutritious animal feed, high-quality seed, and fuel and electricity.

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Executive Summary 1–4. Increased agricultural productivity is a major stepping stone on the path out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but farmers there face tremendous challenges improving production.

This title identifies sixty technologies with the potential to significantly improve agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Suggested Citation:"3 Plant Improvement and Protection."National Research Council. Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South gton, DC: The National Academies Press.

doi: / Technologies with the greatest potential impact on agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are those that help to (1) manage the natural resource base supporting agriculture; (2) improve the genetic characteristics of crops and animals; (3) reduce biotic constraints (such as disease, pests, weeds) that decrease yields; and (4) provide affordable, renewable energy for farmers.

Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia Increased agricultural productivity is a major stepping stone on the path out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but farmers there face tremendous challenges improving production.

An estimated(of approximately 95 million) rural smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa meet the basic conditions to be able to benefit from these pumps, based on farm size, lack of grid electricity, access to a water source, and adequate income.

Emerging opportunities for the application of blockchain in the agri-food industry. Knowledge exchange on the promotion of efficient rice farming practices and value chains in sub-Saharan Africa through South-South Cooperation. Costs and benefits of clean energy technologies in the milk, vegetable and rice value chains.

Committee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia, National Research Council. Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (National.

(out of ) in gender equality over the last decade, overtaking East Asia and the Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, the region’s overall score is second-lowest globally after the Middle East and North Africa. South Asia gender action plan aims to improve women’s education and health, economic empowerment, and voice and agency.

Executive Summary. The world population will reach billion by For Africa, which is projected to be home to about 2 billion of these global citizens, farm productivity must accelerate at. This book investigates the rural-urban transformation underway in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, emphasizing the influence of country conditions as well as the potential of good policies to minimize disparities and ensure that everyone shares in the benefits of urbanization.

and produce about 80% of the food in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Few senior business or government leaders now becoming widely accepted that smallholder farmers in Africa, who make up to about 70% of the population, AASR Africa Agriculture Status Report Africa. Mechanization is regarded as a motor for agricultural transformation; only very specific farm operations are still accomplished manually in high- and middle- income countries (Schmitz and Moss, ), while farm machinery and tractor power in sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Latin America, and South Asia is almost negligible given total cultivated.

"Smart farming is a unique use case in Sub-Saharan Africa, as the IoT markets across the continent are still emerging. Technology suppliers on the continent are at the stage where they need to test the markets, while refining and optimizing their offerings to ensure long term success.

Sub-Saharan Africa has a wide variety of climate zones or biomes. South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in particular are considered Megadiverse has a dry winter season and a wet summer season. The Sahel extends across all of Africa at a latitude of about 10° to 15° N. Countries that include parts of the Sahara Desert proper in their northern territories and.

Kenya and South Africa — your insights are invaluable. With thanks also to ’s Sub-Saharan Africa regional coordinator for the support, and to the contractors hired in each country to help with the organisation of the focus groups. A particular thanks goes to Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) for.

East and Southeast Asia Latin America and the Caribbean Near East and North Africa South Asia Sub-Saharan Africa. Source. FAOSTAT. Note: The female share of the agricultural labour force is calculated as the total number of women economically active in agriculture divided by the total population economically active in agriculture.These households manage nearly million farms and contribute an appreciable share of agricultural production and food calories in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

[3] [4] Appropriate investments in ALWM generate substantial benefits for smallholders, including increased and stabilized farm incomes as well as improved land and labor productivity.The Impact of Agricultural Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa.

emerging from the discussions of the Sympo- pare the benefits to farmers with the costs of the.