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By Bernard Vanlauwe,Piet van Asten,Guy Blomme

There is an pressing have to bring up agricultural productiveness in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable demeanour. reworking risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented manufacturers that put money into generating surplus foodstuff on the market offers a powerful problem, either from a technological and socio-political perspective. 

This ebook addresses the problem of agricultural intensification within the humid highland parts of Africa – areas with really reliable agricultural capability, yet the place the scarce land assets are more and more stressed from the turning out to be inhabitants and from weather change. 

In addition to introductory and synthesis chapters, the e-book makes a speciality of 4 topics: procedure elements required for agricultural intensification; the combination of parts on the approach point; drivers for adoption of applied sciences in the direction of intensification; and the dissemination of complicated wisdom. It presents case reviews of better crop and soil administration for staple plants corresponding to cassava and bananas, in addition to examples of ways the livelihoods of rural humans will be improved. 

The publication offers a invaluable source for researchers, improvement actors, scholars and coverage makers in agricultural structures and economics and in foreign improvement. It highlights and addresses key demanding situations and possibilities that exist for sustainable agricultural intensification within the humid highlands of sub-Saharan Africa.

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