Rural progress : vol. xi, No. 1, 1992
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Africa has traditionally been an agricultural continent with most of its economic activities concentrated in farm households located in rural communities which, although are largely self-sufficient, are nonetheless characterized by low agricultural productivity.one of the main conclusions of this paper is that technological change in African agriculture brought about by a systematic effort to develop new and improved methods to increase the agricultural productivity and incomes of the majority of Africa's small-scale farmers, who now produce the bulk of the continent's agricultural produce and constitute the majority of its population, will be the main spring for dynamizing the continent's agricultural sector and achieving overall agricultural and economic development.