Conclusions: Strategies Towards a Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

We looked for signs of significant changes in maize yield from farmers’ fields, from highly populated highlands of Kenya

Keijiro Otsuka; Donald F. Larson

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Observing clear upward trend in rice yield in SSA, this volume attempted to explore whether Green Revolution in rice has taken place in irrigated areas in sub-Saharan Africa, whether it is possible to realize a rice Green Revolution in rainfed areas, and the extent to which technology and management training has been effective in dissemination of Green Revolution technology
  • We looked for signs of significant changes in maize yield from farmers’ fields, from highly populated highlands of Kenya
  • Institutional innovations from the public sector, such as the support for agricultural research on the establishment of new maize-based farming system s and extension, have not taken place, thereby limiting major gains in maize yields in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa

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