Realizing the promise and potential of African agriculture. Science and technology strategies for improving agricultural productivity and food security in Africa
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Bruce Alberts, Goverdhan Mehta. (1/6/2004). Realizing the promise and potential of African agriculture. Science and technology strategies for improving agricultural productivity and food security in Africa. Washington, D. C. United States of America: InterAcademy Council.
The charge to the Study Panel was to produce a consensus report for the United Nations that (1) addresses how science and technology can help to improve agricultural production in Africa, and (2) identifies the larger economic, social, and political conditions that will be necessary for effective use of this science and technology in both the public and private sectors. The Study Panel began its work with a series of regional workshops throughout Africa, which allowed it to benefit immensely from the expertise and views of African scientists on the key agricultural issues facing Africa. Then the Study Panel held a series of meetings to develop its conclusions and recommendations. The document that follows is the result. First written in draft form, the final report incorporates the Study Panel’s response to an extensive external, independent and anonymous review process that involved 13 experts plus two distinguished scientists who served as review monitors. We thank all of the Study Panel members, reviewers, and monitors who contributed to this important effort. Special appreciation is due to the Study Panel’s CoChairs and Study Director, who put much time and devotion into ensuring that the final product would make a difference.
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