Emerging technologies to benefit farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
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Published by National Academies Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Agricultural innovations -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Agricultural innovations -- South Asia,
  • Agricultural productivity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Agricultural productivity -- South Asia

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementCommittee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsS494.5.I5 E555 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 269 p. :
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23936595M
ISBN 100309124948
ISBN 109780309124942
LC Control Number2009278402

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Emerging opportunities for the application of blockchain in the agri-food industry. Knowledge exchange on the promotion of efficient rice farming practices and value chains in sub-Saharan Africa through South-South Cooperation. Costs and benefits of clean energy technologies in the milk, vegetable and rice value chains.   Committee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia, National Research Council. Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (National. (out of ) in gender equality over the last decade, overtaking East Asia and the Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, the region’s overall score is second-lowest globally after the Middle East and North Africa. South Asia gender action plan aims to improve women’s education and health, economic empowerment, and voice and agency.   Executive Summary. The world population will reach billion by For Africa, which is projected to be home to about 2 billion of these global citizens, farm productivity must accelerate at.