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Agriculture for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Update

de Janvry, Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2011. “Agriculture for development in sub-Saharan Africa: An update.” African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.


Agriculture has multiple functions to fulfill for the development of the Sub-Saharan Africa countries: a source of growth, an instrument for poverty reduction, and a contribution to the provision of environmental services. Yet, it is still used far below potential, with gains in land and labor productivity lagging below those of other regions. Successful use of agriculture for development will require greater attention by governments and donors, supported by scholarship and learning. The economics profession has an important role to play in helping re-conceptualize in a new paradigm the role of agriculture for development, design and evaluate new approaches, contribute to capacity building, and participate to policy advice and the mobilization of political

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