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Agricultural transformation in Ethiopia : state policy and smallholder farming

Author: Atakilte Beyene
Publisher: London : Zed Books, [2018] ©2018
Series: Africa now (Zed Books)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of Ethiopia's agriculture system, and the vitally overlooked importance of this component of development strategy for health and food security in the wider region.
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Agricultural transformation in Ethiopia.
London : Zed Books, [2018]
(OCoLC)967720149
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Atakilte Beyene
ISBN: 9781786992208 1786992205 9781786992215 1786992213 9781786992222 1786992221
OCLC Number: 1046977903
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 192 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Cover; About the editor; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on reference citations of Ethiopian authors; Contributor Biographies; List of Abbreviations; List of Tables and Figures; State policies and questions of agrarian transformation; Introduction; Socio-technical perspectives of smallholder agriculture; Diverse pathways of agricultural change; The political landscape of the state-smallholder relationship; Brief introduction to the chapters; Enduring issues concerning smallholder agriculture; Note; References; 1: Agricultural input supply and output marketing systems IntroductionAgricultural input use and supply systems of smallholder farmers; Marketing systems of agricultural products of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia; Institutional support services for agricultural input supply and output marketing; The role of cooperatives in agricultural input supply and output marketing; Conclusion; References; 2: Agricultural Investment Alternatives and the Smallholder Farming Sector; Introduction; Brief background to agricultural modernization in Ethiopia; Methods and data sources Case 1: Large-scale agricultural investment and the smallholders in Gambella and BenishangulCase 2: Potato value chain in traditional versus contract farming; Conclusions; References; 3: Large-scale canal irrigation management by smallholder farmers; Ethiopia's focus on water; Irrigation --
underdeveloped, but emerging; Policy drive for modern irrigation for smallholders; Collective management and collaboration; Case study: Koga Dam and Irrigation Scheme; Issues and gaps in irrigation management; Conclusions; Notes; References 4: Determinants of Climate-resilient Agricultural Practices among Smallholder FarmersIntroduction; Why is conservation agriculture relevant for the Ethiopian highlands?; Survey design and administration; Modelling the decision to convert conventional farming into conservation farming; Results and discussions; Conclusion and policy recommendations; Notes; References; 5: SocioCultural Dimensions of Food: The Case of Teff; Introduction; Studies on food: a brief review; The study area; Brief description of the crop; Food items from teff; Sociocultural and symbolic uses of teff Sociocultural and ritual practices in teff cultivationDiscussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; References; 6: The Impact of Malaria Epidemics on Agricultural Production in Dembia and Fogera, 1950-2000; Introduction; Rural health and farm labour; Malaria epidemics in Dembia and Fogera districts, 1950-58; Malaria epidemics since 1959; Conclusion; Notes; References; 7: Women farmers' land rights in the context of constraining cultural norms; Introduction; Methods; Gendered agriculture; Selected descriptions from the qualitative data
Series Title: Africa now (Zed Books)
Responsibility: edited by Atakilte Beyene.

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