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African solutions urgently sought for agricultural revolution: An unprecedented wave of mergers among world's top GMO producers worries regulators
Journal article, Created By Wetzels, Hans and Published By UN in English language
Exploring sectoral elasticity vis–à–vis per worker income with a focus to agriculture: a study of Sub–Saharan Africa
Journal article, Created By Kumar, Ronald Ravinesh and Published By Inderscience in English language
In this study, we explore the contribution from sectoral share towards per worker income in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region over the years, 1980 to 2009. Within the last three decades, agriculture and services did not contribute positively towards growth in per worker income. Manufacturing sector on the other hand, had a transcending effect with a positive contributory power (0.31%) towards the long-run growth and sustainability of the region. Therefore, ‘targeted sub-sectoral’ policy reforms to strengthen backward-forward integration of agriculture and services sectors&#x...
Economic impact of climate change on Nigeria's agriculture: a conceptual framework
Journal article, Created By Odozi, John Chiwuzulum and Published By Inderscience in English language
Total impact of climate change (CC) on Nigeria's agriculture will be realised through direct and indirect pathways with a secondary effect on the economy. Impact however, depends on the capacity of the sector to manage CC risk and uncertainty. The review reveals sparse literature on this issue for Nigeria compared to the whole of Sub–Saharan Africa, South Africa and the USA. Observable climate attributes and less of extreme events are often modelled over varying assumptions on greenhouse gases emissions within a marginal context. While necessary for pol...
Connecting the dots: A multiple case study of the network relationships of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the non-traditional agricultural export (NTAE) sector of Ghana
Journal article, Created By Abban, Rita [etal] and Published By Emerald in English language
Most research on networks of exporting SMEs has been conducted in developed economies. The present paper aims to apply this concept to a developing economy arguing that there is a combination of internal firm factors (human and physical capital, social and management team networks) that will lead to higher (past) performance in terms of firm size given different contextual factors (such as institutions and supply chain complexity). The findings suggest that performance is highest for those SMEs where the CEO has received tertiary level education and h...
Climate Change and Economic Growth in Africa: An Econometric Analysis
Journal article, Created By Abidoye, Babatunde O. and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
The economic landscape of most African countries depends essentially on the dynamics of climate change. Key sectors driving their economic performance and livelihoods such as agriculture, forestry, energy, tourism, coastal and water resources are highly vulnerable to climate change. This article examines the empirical linkage between economic growth and climate change in Africa. Using annual data for 34 countries from 1961 to 2009, we find a negative impact of climate change on economic growth. Our results show that a 1°C increase in temperature reduces gross do...
Conflict and Coffee: Are Higher Coffee Prices Fuelling Rebellion in Uganda?
Journal article, Created By Gong, Erick and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
The relationship between income and conflict has been a topic of great interest in the political economy literature. A growing body of research has utilised within-country variation in conflict to address the concerns raised about the cross-country level studies on income and conflict. This study adds to this literature by examining the relationship between coffee prices and conflict across fifty-six districts within Uganda over the 2002-2014 time period. Using a difference-in-difference framework, we find that increases in global coffee prices lead to a higher likel...
Dhar Neacutema: from early agriculture to metallurgy in southeastern Mauritania
Journal article, Created By MacDonald, Kelvin C. et al. and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
Dhar Neacutema, easternmost of the Tichitt escarpment chain, was neglected by archaeologists throughout the twentieth century. However, since 2000, two separate archaeological teams have conducted survey and test excavation work in the region. This article presents the final research results of one of these teams. Two sites in particular are closely examined: the settlement mound of Djiganyai with stratified intermittent occupation between c. 2000 and 800 cal. BC, and the multi-component site of Bou Khzama II, featuring structural elements, inhumations, and large scale ir...
Decomposition of agricultural productivity growth in Africa
Journal article, Created By Ali Mohamed, Abdinur and Published By Emerald in English language
The purpose of this paper is to decompose total factor productivity (TFP) changes of the agriculture sector in ten African countries.
Economic impact of climate change on Nigeria's agriculture: a conceptual framework
Journal article, Created By Odozi, John Chiwuzulum and Published By Inderscience in English language
Total impact of climate change (CC) on Nigeria's agriculture will be realised through direct and indirect pathways with a secondary effect on the economy. Impact however, depends on the capacity of the sector to manage CC risk and uncertainty. The review reveals sparse literature on this issue for Nigeria compared to the whole of Sub–Saharan Africa, South Africa and the USA. Observable climate attributes and less of extreme events are often modelled over varying assumptions on greenhouse gases emissions within a marginal context. While necessary for pol...
Exploring sectoral elasticity vis–à–vis per worker income with a focus to agriculture: a study of Sub–Saharan Africa
Journal article, Created By Kumar, Ronald Ravinesh and Published By Inderscience in English language
In this study, we explore the contribution from sectoral share towards per worker income in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region over the years, 1980 to 2009. Within the last three decades, agriculture and services did not contribute positively towards growth in per worker income. Manufacturing sector on the other hand, had a transcending effect with a positive contributory power (0.31%) towards the long-run growth and sustainability of the region. Therefore, ‘targeted sub-sectoral’ policy reforms to strengthen backward-forward integration of agriculture and services sectors&#x...