16 June 2011

The New Harvest ~ Agri-Innovation in Africa

Our Harvard colleague Calestous Juma has written The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa which...
"...outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent. Incorporating research from academia, government, civil society, and private industry, the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries can work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources, harness technological innovation, encourage entrepreneurship, increase agricultural output, create markets, and improve infrastructure."
I was honored to moderate an MIT international development panel on Growing Innovations ~ Improving Agricultural Productivity among Small-Acreage Farmers earlier this year where Calestous shared his learnings. Excellent topic and quite timely contribution. Buy a copy or go see the full text now online!

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