n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation Africa, Calestous Juma : book review

Volume 3, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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The called once Africa a hopeless continent; now in December 2011 the wrote an editorial by writing Africa is a hopeful continent. The New Harvest is a book that also is searching to reverse the appellation of Africa from 'a basket case' to a 'bread basket.' "In sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture directly contributes to 34% of GDP and 64% of employment. Growth in agriculture is at least two to four times more effective in reducing poverty than growth in other sectors ... it is no surprise that agricultural and extension services can yield a 35% rate of return in sub-Saharan Africa" writes Calestous Juma in the , 2011.

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