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Agriculture, including agribusiness, is projected to be a $1 trillion USD industry in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 (World Bank 2013). It is therefore understandable that agricultural development in Africa is back on the global development and investment agenda. In September 2009, the G20 recognized agricultural development as a central activity for African development, echoing the calls of the World Development Report (World Bank 2007 the “Our Common Interest” Report (Commission for Africa 2005) and most recently the African Heads of State at World Economic Forum in Cape Town called for increased agricultural investment (NEPAD 2013). All emphasized the notion that agriculture is a key driver of economic development and growth, poverty alleviation and food security on the African continent.

Keywords: agricultural development drivers ; new agribusiness systems ; governance and systems innovation ; scenarios for growth with equity

Editor(s): IFAMR, IFAMA

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Agricultural and Food Policy

Agricultural Finance

Community/Rural/Urban Development

Consumer/Household Economics

Crop Production/Industries

Demand and Price Analysis

Environmental Economics and Policy

Farm Management

Financial Economics

Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Food Security and Poverty

Health Economics and Policy

Industrial Organization

Institutional and Behavioral Economics

International Development

International Relations/Trade

Labor and Human Capital

Land Economics/Use

Political Economy

Production Economics

Productivity Analysis

Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Risk and Uncertainty

Issue Date: Jul 01 2014

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)

PURL Identifier: Published in: International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 17, Special Issue B Page range: 19-39

Total Pages: 21

JEL Codes: Q10

Note: The IFAMR is published quarterly by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. For complete library visit:

Series Statement: Volume 17

Special Issue B

Record appears in: International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) > International Food and Agribusiness Management Review

Author: Van Rooyen, C.J.


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