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African farmers: labor use in the development of smallholder agriculture

John Hogarth Cleave

African farmers: labor use in the development of smallholder agriculture

by John Hogarth Cleave

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Published by Praeger Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Farms, Small -- Africa,
    • Peasantry -- Africa

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] John H. Cleave.
      SeriesPraeger special studies in international economics and development
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1339.A3 C55 1974
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 253 p.
      Number of Pages253
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5418467M
      LC Control Number73010961

        Similar strategies to bring hybrid seeds and chemical fertilizers to smallholder farmers in developing countries are still embraced by many agricultural and hunger relief organizations. But critics say this approach to food production relies on expensive inputs, and that a lack of attention to environmental impact has gradually limited its. More than 80 percent of Africa's poor depend on agriculture, yet only about 5 percent of arable land is irrigated. That leaves most farmers dependent on the vagaries of rainfall. Parts of sub-Saharan Africa have large, underground aquifers that are literally untapped resources for irrigation.

      agriculture sector, billion people live in smallholder households. Many of those households are extremely poor: overall, the highest incidence of workers living with their families below the poverty line is associated with employment in agriculture. Women comprise an average of 43 percent of the agricultural labour force of. Smallholder and family farming agriculture remain to be the key and leading sector in overall economic development of many developing countries in the world (Quan, ). According to (Quan, ), in addition to producing staple crops for domestic markets; smallholder farmers produce large shares of traditional exports in these countries.

      farmers in developing countries, thus constraining agricultural production and ultimately threatening food security. As a result, due consideration to future agriculture development is. Agriculture has always been deeply dependent on the weather, with farmers needing a steady mixture of sun, warmth, and rains in order to reliably produce the food that all of humanity depends on for survival. Now, these once predictable growing cycles are at risk from climate change, and smallholders like Upendo are on the front lines.


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Abstract: This study is based on an analysis of about 50 surveys surveys Subject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and EquipmentCited by:   A great deal of research on agriculture in Africa is organised around the premise that intensification can take smallholder farmers out of poverty. The emphasis in programming often focuses on technologies that increase farm productivity and management practices that go along with them.

“Business of Smallholder Agriculture” is a strong testimony that the concept has fully taken root in Africa. In fact, it is now becoming widely accepted that smallholder farmers in Africa, who make up to about 70% of the population, constitute the largest private sector group in African agriculture.

To understand the relevance of smallholder farming to Africa’s development agenda, this paper reviews the body of knowledge on smallholder farmers, the. This book presents enhanced agricultural production technologies for ensuring adequate food production, safety and nutritional quality for the population of Southern Africa and forms the basis for an increased SADC regional effort in food production through which financial and trade institutions can improve stakeholder capacities, encourage micro-enterprise development and enhance.

The topic of agricultural mechanization for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has, for long, been a neglected one. It is now clear that mechanization is an essential input to raise labor. Crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa are generally low.

This is in large part because of low fertilizer use. A recent study of six countries in sub-Saharan Africa showed that just 35% of farmers applied fertilizer. Some possible reasons for this could be that farmers may be unaware of the efficacy of fertilizer use; or have degraded soils that do.

A FrAme Work For The DevelopmenT oF SmAllholDer FArmerS Through CooperAiveS DevelopmenT 1 1. Introduction Smallholder farmers are the drivers of many economies in Africa even though their potential is often not brought forward.

Smallholder farmers are defined in various ways depending on the context, country and. African agricultural sector is an important impediment to the economic development of the continent and prevents its structural transformation (AfDB et al, ). In this context, ensuing agricultural productivity growth for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is.

The African continent, which is poised to see millions of workers enter the job market, is already experiencing massive youth unemployment and widespread reliance on precarious jobs, including those in agriculture.

This is the time for smallholder farmers to embrace a new mindset and recognize that what used to work in the past will not necessarily work anymore, especially as the.

African’s agriculture’s private-sector investment is rising rapidly (see sidebar “Sizing Africa’s agricultural opportunity”). High, volatile food prices underline the importance of such development efforts and create not only pressure but also political space for policy makers to act.

African smallholder farmers can be categorized on the basis of: (i) the agro-ecological zones in which they operate; (ii) the type and composition of their farm portfolio and landholding; or (iii) on the basis of annual revenue they generate from farming activities.

Gender, Technology and Development 20(2) smallholder farmers. The labor productivity of many women smallhold-ers is constrained by lack of access to labor-saving technologies and the most basic of farm tools.

Poorer smallholders face a poverty trap, due to low agricultural and labor productivity, from which they cannot easily. book will lead to increased use of the tools and feedback to its developers and that it will contribute to accelerated and sustainable development of the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for smallholder agriculture Farmer decision-making ranges from practical day-to-day decision making, to decision. We focus on four strategic goals that help drive agricultural transformation and that ensure this transformation is inclusive: increase agricultural productivity for smallholder farmers; increase smallholder farmer household income; increase equitable consumption of a safe, affordable, nutritious diet year-round; and increase women’s empowerment in agriculture.

Climate change poses challenges for maintaining and improving agricultural and labor productivity of women smallholder farmers. The labor productivity of many women smallholders is constrained by lack of access to labor-saving technologies and the most basic of farm tools.

The role of agriculture in African development. Conservation. African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) AFASA’s aim is to promote competent and successful commercial South African farmers, and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the agricultural sector.

Its values are to facilitate the development of African farmers to increase their meaningful participation in the agricultural sector.

This lack of support has led to the reduction in the number of smallholder farmers. Vandana Shiva, in her book, Who Really Feeds the World, notes that since the introduction of policies of. Smallholder farmers are the backbone of the global rural economy, but they are bearing the brunt of climate change.

Worldwide, there are million smallholder farms supporting two billion people. Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth of the United Nations Development Programme Empowered lives.

Resilient nations. working paper number october, ISSN x Family farming in sub-Saharan Africa: its contribution to agriculture, food security.

Women smallholder farmers in Malawi and other developing countries need improved access to labour saving technologies. The 3D4AGDEV program is harnessing the creativity and innovation of women smallholders in Malawi to develop new or improved labour saving agricultural tools.for the case of the USA, such institutions were essential to facilitate the access of smallholder farmers to mechanization.

Following the food price crisis ofthere has been a renewed emphasis on agricultural development as a top priority in Africa’s development agenda. This new interest in agriculture.