Sub-Saharan Africa

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- Nazaire Houssou, Xinshen Diao, and Shashi Kolavalli

Increasing agricultural mechanization has long been of interest to many African countries. Constrained by the limited area that can be cultivated through the use of the hand hoe and its association with perceptions of primitiveness and drudgery,...

- Jean-Louis Combes, Christian Hubert Ebeke, Sabine Mireille Ntsama Etoundi, and Thierry Urbain Yogo

This paper explores the role of remittances and foreign aid inflows during food price shocks. The results yield four findings. First, low income countries and the Sub-Saharan African region are the most vulnerable to food price shocks. Second,...

- Paul Glewwe, Eugénie Maïga, and Haochi Zheng

This paper examines recent studies that estimate the impact of education on economic growth. It explains why cross-country regressions face formidable econometric problems. Recent studies are reviewed: some show strong impacts of education on...

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This study investigates the impact of foreign agricultural aid on agricultural GDP and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). I rely on secondary data regarding foreign agricultural aid, agricultural GDP, and productivity indicators from 47...

- Ephraim Nkonya, Jawoo Koo, Edward Kato, and Zhe Guo

The sub-Saharan Africa region recorded the fastest conversion of forest land to agriculture in the past 20 years. The region also has the widest yield gap and together with Latin America and Caribbean has the largest unused arable land. However,...

- Klaus von Grebmer, Derek Headey, Tolulope Olofinbiyi, Doris Wiesmann, Heidi Fritschel, Sandra Yin, Yisehac Yohannes, Connell Foley, Constanze von Oppeln, Bettina Iseli, Christophe Béné, Lawrence Haddad

The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the eighth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows...

- Daniel J. Clarke and Ruth Vargas Hill

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) pool is a proposed pan-Africa drought risk pool that would insure against drought risk in Africa south of the Sahara. Donors and, to at least a notional extent, member countries would pay annual premiums. In return...

- Lauren Bresnahan, Ian Coxhead, Jeremy D. Foltz, and Tewodaj Mogues

Manufacturing is intensive in the use of reproducible factors and exhibits greater technological dynamism than primary production. As such, its growth is central to long-run development in low-income countries. African countries are latecomers to...

- Saa Dittoh, Olubunmi Abayomi Omotosho, Adama Belemvire, Margaret Akurib, Khondoker Tanveer Haider

Fertilizer had been part of the technological trinity (improved seed, irrigation, and fertilizer) responsible for bringing about the Green Revolution of Latin America and Asia. Its adequate and efficient use should, therefore, be a main...

- Chris Ackello-Ogutu, Victor Okoruwa, Girish Nath Bahal

Although there have been numerous concerted efforts aimed at halting the deterioration of the global food security situation, available evidence indicates only a modest level of success especially in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). The region harbors...

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