Awakening Africa's Sleeping Giant : Prospects for Commercial Agriculture in the Guinea Savannah Zone and Beyond

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Directions in Development
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World Bank
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2012-03-19T10:03:42Z
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2012-03-19T10:03:42Z
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2009
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This report summarizes the findings of the study on Competitive Commercial Agriculture for Africa (CCAA). The objective of the CCAA study was to explore the feasibility of restoring international competitiveness and growth in African agriculture through the identification of products and production systems that can underpin rapid development of a competitive commercial agriculture. The CCAA study focused on the agricultural potential of Africa's Guinea Savannah zone, which covers about 600 million hectares in Africa, of which about 400 million hectares can be used for agriculture, and of which less than 10 percent are cropped. The African Guinea Savannah is one of the largest underused agricultural land reserves in the world. In terms of its agro climatic features, the land is similar to that found in the Cerrado region of Brazil and in the Northeast Region of Thailand, with medium-to-high agricultural potential but also significant constraints in the form of infertile soils and variable rainfall. Based on a careful examination of the factors that contributed to the successes achieved in Brazil and Thailand, as well as comparative analysis of evidence obtained through detailed case studies of three African (Mozambique, Nigeria, and Zambia) countries. This report argues that opportunities abound for farmers in Africa to regain international competitiveness, especially in light of projected stronger demand in world markets for agricultural commodities over the long term.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333038_20090623013950
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978-0-8213-7941-7
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/2640
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English
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World Bank
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Directions in Development ; agriculture and rural development
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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ACID SOILS
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AFLATOXIN
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AFRICAN FARMERS
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AGRIBUSINESS
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AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
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AGRICULTURAL AREA
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AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES
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AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY
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AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES
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AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
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AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURS
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AGRICULTURAL EXPORT
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AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS
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AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
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AGRICULTURAL GOODS
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AGRICULTURAL GROWTH
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AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION
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AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT
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AGRICULTURAL LAND
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AGRICULTURAL MARKETS
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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AGRICULTURAL R&D
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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SYSTEM
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AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION
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AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTIONS
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AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES
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AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES
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AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
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AGRICULTURAL USES
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AGRICULTURAL WORKERS
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AGRICULTURE
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AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION
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AGRICULTURE POLICY
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AGROCHEMICALS
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ANIMALS
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BANKING SYSTEMS
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BIODIVERSITY
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BIOTECHNOLOGY
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BULK COMMODITIES
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CARBON
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CASH CROPS
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CASSAVA
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CATTLE
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CIAT
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CIDA
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CIMMYT
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COFFEE
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COMMODITIES
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COMMODITY EXCHANGES
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COMMODITY PRICE
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
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COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
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COMPETITIVENESS
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CONSUMERS
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COTTON
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COTTON PRODUCTION
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COWPEAS
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CROP
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CROP FARMING
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CROPS
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DECENTRALIZATION
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DEFORESTATION
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DEGRADATION OF SOIL
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DEMAND FOR FOOD
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DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
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DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
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DISEASES
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ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS
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ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC RESEARCH
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ECONOMICS
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ECONOMIES OF SCALE
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ECONOMISTS
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ENVIRONMENTAL
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ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
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EXCHANGE RATES
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FAO
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FARMERS
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FARMING
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FARMING SYSTEMS
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FARMS
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FERTILIZERS
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FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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FOOD CROPS
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FOOD INSECURITY
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FOOD POLICY RESEARCH
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FOOD PRICES
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FOOD PRODUCTION
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FOOD SAFETY
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FOOD SECURITY
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FOOD SUPPLIES
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FORESTS
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FRUITS
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GDP
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GENDER
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GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
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GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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HARVEST
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HORTICULTURAL CROPS
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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IFPRI
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IITA
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IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME
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IMPORTS
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INCOME
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INCOME DISTRIBUTION
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INCOMES
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INFERTILE SOILS
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INFLATION
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INPUT USE
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INTEGRATION
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INTEREST RATES
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INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
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INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
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INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
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IRRIGATION
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LABOR FORCE
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LAND DEGRADATION
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LAND PRODUCTIVITY
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LAND REFORM
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LAND USE
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LEGISLATION
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LIVELIHOODS
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LIVESTOCK
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LIVESTOCK FEED
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LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY
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MACROECONOMIC POLICIES
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MACROECONOMIC STABILITY
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MAIZE
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MARKETING
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MILLET
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MINISTRIES OF AGRICULTURE
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NARS
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NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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NUTRITION
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OIL
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OIL PRICES
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OPPORTUNITY COST
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OPPORTUNITY COSTS
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PERISHABLE COMMODITIES
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PESTICIDE
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POLICY ENVIRONMENT
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POLICY MAKERS
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POLLUTION
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POPULATION GROWTH
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POPULATION GROWTH RATES
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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PRODUCERS
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PRODUCTION COSTS
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PRODUCTION INCREASES
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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PROPERTY RIGHTS
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PUBLIC GOODS
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QUALITY STANDARDS
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RAINFALL VARIABILITY
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RESEARCH SYSTEMS
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RICE
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ROOT CROPS
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RURAL COMMUNITIES
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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RURAL ROADS
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SAFETY NETS
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SALINIZATION
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SAVINGS
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SEED DEVELOPMENT
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SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE
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SOIL AMENDMENTS
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SOIL QUALITY
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SORGHUM
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SOYBEAN OIL
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SOYBEANS
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SUGAR
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SUGARCANE
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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TAXATION
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TRACEABILITY
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TRADE BARRIERS
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TRADE POLICIES
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TRANSACTION COSTS
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TRANSFER PAYMENTS
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TREES
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TRYPANOSOMOSIS
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UNITED NATIONS
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UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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URBANIZATION
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USAID
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WARDA
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WATER RESOURCES
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WEALTH
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WHEAT
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WOMEN FARMERS
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WOOD
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YAMS
dc.title
Awakening Africa's Sleeping Giant : Prospects for Commercial Agriculture in the Guinea Savannah Zone and Beyond
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dc.title.alternative
Le reveil du geant assoupi : perspectives de l'agriculture commerciale dans les savanes africaines
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2009-08-03
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333038_20090623013950
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Agriculture
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Transport and ICT
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yes
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10.1596/978-0-8213-7941-7
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000333038_20090623013950
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10715004
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49046
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en
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fr
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2009/06/23/000333038_20090623013950/Rendered/PDF/490460PUB0slee101Official0Use0Only1.pdf
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Africa
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Guinea
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West Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Agriculture :: Agricultural Knowledge & Information Systems
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Rural Development :: Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems
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Agriculture :: Agricultural Research
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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Environment :: Environmental Economics & Policies
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AFT: Agricultural & Rural (AFTAR)
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