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Author Sanchez, Pedro A.
Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies
Subject Keyword Agriculture and Food
Abstract Using improved maize seed and appropriate mineral fertilisers in the 80 Millennium Villages, which comprise approximately 400 000 people in ten countries of sub-Saharan Africa, has drastically increased production of staple food crops, transforming food deficits into crop surpluses. Maize yields more than doubled at the village scale, from 1.7 to 4.1 tons ha..1. In Malawi, because of a smart input subsidy programme implemented by the government, maize harvests have greatly surpassed those of previous years, turning that country from a recipient of food aid into a food exporter and food aid donor to neighbouring countries. Other countries are beginning to implement similar efforts. They will require novel financial mechanisms, but the way forward is clear.
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2011-01-04
Organization OECD
Page Count 5
Starting Page 109
Ending Page 113


Source: OECD iLibrary