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Research Series Issue 3 - Fostering inclusive outcomes in African agriculture: improving agricultural productivity and expanding agribusiness opportunities
April 2016

This paper looks at the role of agriculture in fostering inclusive and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. It discusses how improving agricultural productivity, smallholder access to markets and expanding agribusiness opportunities can accelerate transformation, investment and industrialization. The paper presents key investment and policy elements to be considered and points to the centrality of smallholders for the rural transformation process to be inclusive.

Author

David Suttie and Rui Benfica

Citation

Suttie, D., and Benfica, R. 2016. “Fostering inclusive outcomes in African agriculture: improving agricultural productivity and expanding agribusiness opportunities.” IFAD Research Series 3. Rome: IFAD