CHALLENGES AND ROLES FOR AGRICULTURE IN THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGION

The Southern African Region is facing formidable economic challenges on issues such as poverty reduction, food security, employment creation, increased farm productivity, the sustainable use of natural resources, land reform and human capital development. To meet these challenges it is argued in this article that the agricultural sector should perform a essential role in the generation of rural incomes, employment and food security and also to transfer resources efficiently to other sectors of the regional economy. However, this sector is not fully utilized yet in the different countries of the region. The nature of this role will also differ between countries.


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Issue Date:
1997-06
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/54914
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 36, Issue 2
Page range:
181-205
Total Pages:
25




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