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Agricultural innovation and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tracing connections and missing links

Mugwagwa, Julius T.; Wamae, Watu and Outram, Simon M. (2010). Agricultural innovation and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tracing connections and missing links. Journal of International Development, 22(3) pp. 283–288.

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Abstract

Grounded in research carried out by researchers investigating different aspects of technological and institutional innovation in agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), this special issue seeks to make a contribution to empirical evidence and literature on agricultural innovation globally. The contributors explore the relationship between technology, policy and public engagement approaches and wider concepts of technology development and governance, and collectively argue for a broadened perspective on innovation towards generating new ways of thinking that can ultimately improve upon existing practices in the quest for sustainable solutions to food insecurity. Overall, this is not a negative story. Instead of the now common despair about the abilities of Africa to meet it is own food-security requirements, this issue presents articles which demonstrate how much is already in place, with reflections and suggestions on how such resources can be made to work together for the greater socioeconomic good of the continent.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 0954-1748
Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; agriculture; innovation; food security; biotechnology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
Item ID: 22387
Depositing User: Julius Mugwagwa
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2010 11:24
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 04:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22387
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