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Prerequisite for Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Sub-Saharan Africa

BA Oyebade

Abstract


The achievement of equitable and sustainable development remains thegreatest challenge facing people of developing countries. Despite significanteconomic progress recorded in some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in thelast decade or so, a substantial proportion of the people in Africa still live inacute poverty and suffer immensely from inadequate access to economic and social resources. As the agricultural sector dominates the economics of most Sub-Saharan African countries, it will be pertinent to improve the rate of agricultural growth and rural development that will in turn give asustainable development. This paper explores the prerequisites and priorities for sustainable growth in Africa. Drawing heavily on lessons from the past, it examines the conditions for achieving sustainable development.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v5i4.69256
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