A new framework for African smallholder agriculture : harnessing innovation and the private sector to drive sustainable development

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A new framework for African smallholder agriculture : harnessing innovation and the private sector to drive sustainable development

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dc.contributor.advisor Wilson, Robert Hines
dc.creator Kosoris, Justin Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T22:01:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T22:01:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T22:01:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T22:01:35Z
dc.date.created 2010-05
dc.date.issued 2010-11-22
dc.date.submitted May 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1237
dc.description.abstract This report will outline a new framework for improved yields and increased sustainability in Sub-Saharan African smallholder agriculture. Given the failures of agricultural development aid and policy in the past, cross-sector collaboration among local farmer networks, national governments, and private corporations could represent a new model to foster sustainable agricultural production and growth, as each has had past successes but have not traditionally come together to work as a collaborative unit. This paper will examine each sector to look at best practices and then develop a framework for such collaboration. After a normative case with a positive outlook as to the potential for implementing the framework to Senegal‘s groundnut sector, the paper concludes that the framework can work in a variety of settings as long as one is aware of and respects local conditions.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Sustainable agriculture
dc.subject Green Revolution
dc.subject Sustainability
dc.subject Corporate social responsibility
dc.subject CSR
dc.subject Fair trade
dc.subject Participatory rural appraisal
dc.subject PRA
dc.subject Innovation
dc.subject Smallholder farmer
dc.title A new framework for African smallholder agriculture : harnessing innovation and the private sector to drive sustainable development
dc.date.updated 2010-11-22T22:01:35Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wilson, Patricia A.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Evans, Angela M.
dc.description.department Public Affairs
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Public Affairs
thesis.degree.discipline Public Affairs
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Public Affairs

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