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The path to rural revitalization in Africa

Nov 7th, 2019 • by Sara Gustafson

Rurbanomics: The path to rural revitalization in Africa

By Shenggen Fan and Ousmane Badiane

 

The deadlines to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate goals draw ever closer. The ambitious imperative of the SDGs is to “leave no one behind.” The implication is that we must urgently revitalize rural areas, especially in Africa south of the Sahara. Now is the time for a dramatic, system-wide transformation to make rural areas more productive, more sustainable, more climate-resilient, healthier and more attractive places to live.

Agricultural growth to spur economic growth

Oct 24th, 2019 • by Danielle Resnick, Xinshen Diao, Peter Hazell, and Shahidhara Kolavalli

This post first appeared on AllAfrica.com .

By: Danielle Resnick, Xinshen Diao, Peter Hazell, and Shahidhara Kolavalli

Ghana has been viewed as one of Africa's political and economic success stories, from maintaining a multi-party democracy, peace and social cohesion to reducing poverty and growing its middle class. Yet, despite 30 years of continuous growth in per capita income and rapid urbanization, the country has not been able to industrialize and most of the workforce is either trapped in traditional agriculture or low-productivity jobs in the services sector.

Driving Ag Mechanization

Dec 21st, 2017 • by Xinshen Diao, Jed Silver, and Hiroyuki Takeshima

This piece originally appeared on the IFPRI.org blog .

By Xinshen Diao, Jed Silver, and Hiroyuki Takeshima