Human Resources and Food Insecurity in Africa : Adventure in Africa Solution for African Problems

Human Resources and Food Insecurity in Africa : Adventure in Africa Solution for African Problems

Author: 
Amusan, Lere
Publisher: 
Adonis & Abbey Publishers
Date published: 
2019
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Ajibola, Kolawole Sunday, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa
Source: 
Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa (JGIDA), Vol 8, Special Issue 1, 2019, pp. 65 - 84
Abstract: 

Many scholars are of the view that the problem of geography contributes in no small measure to food insecurity in Africa. Others tag the problem to lack of relevant technology to transform subsistence form of agriculture to mechanized one where large scale production will bring about self-sufficiency and means of foreign exchange. To this, in the late 1970s, one-size-fits-all green revolution was introduced to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Unfortunately, this program failed in Africa for various reasons such as the imposition of the program without capacity building in the form of train the trainers. Also of import is that civil servants that should receive relevant training on how to pilot the programme could not receive such. Added to this is the importation of foreign technology to agricultural practices in Africa where climatic condition and cultural beliefs are not the same, which eventually led to the failure of the programme. It is the intention of this paper to look into how Africa can do it differently to encourage food production from African way, but with an introduction of modern farming for a bumper harvest and encourage post-harvest storage to encourage sustainable development. In looking into this, this paper will adopt social constructivism as a theoretical position. Strategic human resource development and responsive agricultural legislative were recommended.

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CITATION: Amusan, Lere. Human Resources and Food Insecurity in Africa : Adventure in Africa Solution for African Problems . : Adonis & Abbey Publishers , 2019. Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa (JGIDA), Vol 8, Special Issue 1, 2019, pp. 65 - 84 - Available at: http://library.au.int/human-resources-and-food-insecurity-africa-adventure-africa-solution-african-problems