Agricultural Crisis In SSA Case Study

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Agricultural Crisis in SSA: Development constraints and Policy problems (Morgan & Solarz, 1993) Fall in food production due to conflict and drought; limited mechanization; land tenure problems; lack of capital to purchase inputs; lack of government financial support; high taxation of food crops; low food prices; cheap food imports; food aid; world recession; declining agriculture terms of trade
Agribusiness in Africa (Dinham & Hines, 1984) Capital intensive and unaffordable to African farmer; Small holder depends on the farm as the only source of income; low level of education and skills; Multinationals own and control both backward and forward linkages and value profit maximization rather than welfare of the small holder; lack of value addition of crops causing

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