Agricultural input business development in Africa: opportunities, issues and challenges | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
March 2010
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
uneca:10855/4379
Pages: 
28

Economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa can be achieved by enhancing the productivity and profitability of agriculture through the development of agricultural input sector. This paper reviews the current state of agricultural input production, marketing and consumption in

Africa, with the goals of identifying primary business opportunities and constraints, risks and challenges from the private sector perspective. The paper also summarizes the major existing partnerships and initiatives in the agricultural input business sector in Africa, especially Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), cooperatives and joint ventures in order to address the factors that impede agricultural input use in Africa and document best practices, lessons and challenges in fostering agricultural input business development in the region.

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Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

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Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

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Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

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