n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Special issue : Innovations in informal economy : cases from Africa and India : guest editor's note

Volume 6, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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The second issue on the informal sector innovation has six research papers and a book review. These papers cover wide-ranging issues related to informal sector activities in many African countries and India. Two of them touch upon the issues of innovations in agriculture and related areas, and highlight the importance of building on local knowledge and community practices for sustained innovation and growth, be it in the form of exports ('Innovation and agricultural exports: the case of sub-Saharan Africa', by Monika Korzun et al.), or articulating a viable adaptation mechanism in dealing with 'climate change' ('Effects of climate change on a peri-urban farming community in Lagos, Nigeria', by Taibat Lawanson et al.). They underline the need for governmental policies to consolidate cooperation among local farmers, the instances of which are available in their communities.

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