Agriculture Sector
PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 13:09

  

 Development Aspirations in Contemporary Ethiopia

Dr. Suresh Kumar

Diplomatist. Vol. III No.1. January 2011

Introduction

The basic elements of Homo sapiens and its growth originated in Africa and according to many scholars, the region of ancient Ethiopia (first was Kush civilization) that is known as the cradle of civilization. The Ethiopian history is about man’s heritage of beautiful art and creation that has been known to the rest of the world since earlier times. The archeological evidence from East Africa clearly demonstrates that upright-walking ancestors existed in Africa more than 4 million years ago. Approximately 2.5 million years ago, African ancestors were involved in making stone tools in order to satisfy their daily conditions and the same stone artifacts are found in Ethiopia is known as the Stone Age period. The Kushitic civilization had its own form of writing in place at least five centuries before the birth of Christ.

Read more...
 
PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 13:05

Agriculture Outsourcing & Food Security: A Way towards Mutual Cooperation

India, Africa & LAC under South-South Cooperation

Dr. Suresh Kumar

Indo-Africa Business. EXIM Bank. May-July 2010

The CII invited the author as delegate in 6th Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership of 13-15th March 2010 and 4th CII India-LAC Conclave of 29-30 April 2010.

Introduction

The concept of agriculture outsourcing has different connotations since European Industrial Revolution of 1848 that led to the colonialism in Asia, Africa and Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) countries. This revolution required the raw materials such as cotton, tea, palm, cocoa and iron ore and human labour on the one hand and an urgent market to sell the finished goods to sustain themselves on the other hand. India, Africa & LAC (IALAC) countries fought against this colonialism.

Read more...
 
PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 13:02

The Role of India in Agricultural Development in Ethiopia

Dr. Suresh Kumar

Introduction

India is a developing country and focuses on area of human resource development and capacity building. Ethiopia’s main aim is to achieve fast economic growth and self-reliance. India became self-sufficient in food in the late 70s. By the time India introduces reform in 1991, it had a huge pool of human resources. It is necessary to have the human resources then one will be able to manage technology, agricultural machines, scientific applications etc. Even the use of foreign aid needs human resources. India is a good model and there is a lot to learn from it.

Read more...
 
PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 09:14

Nurturing the Tilling Fields of Africa

Dr. Suresh Kumar

Africa Quarterly, Vol. 48, No.3, Aug-Oct. 2008

Introduction

India’s on the eve of independence, found difficulty providing food to its people. The 85 percent of total population represented agrarian community but dependent on basic food items such as wheat, rice, barley, oil, pulses, fruit and so on. By 1970s Green Revolution declared India’s self reliant in food production, agro-industry an other with the proper use of scientific better seed, pesticides and fertilizers. Today, Green India secures 1st in milk production, 2nd in wheat and rice, 3rd in cotton, groundnut and fruits production and 4th in sugarcane and potato in the world.
Read more...
 
PDF Print E-mail

India's investment in Nigerian Agriculture Sector

The Times of Africa. Vol. 2. Issue3. July –September 2010. Delhi.

Dr. Suresh Kumar

Nigeria is traditionally an agrarian economy rich with natural resources. The soils and climate favours a wide variety of food crops such as bananas, barley, cassava, cocoa beans, coconuts, coffee, corn, cotton, groundnuts, maize, millet, potatoes, rice, soybeans, sorghum, sugar cane and wheat. Estimates indicate that 82 million hectares out of Nigeria’s total land area is arable. However, only about 34 million are being cultivated presently in the northern states of Nigeria such as Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Jigawa, Bauchi and eastern states such as Oyo etc.
Nigeria having a population of 148 million constitutes one of the biggest potential domestic markets in Africa on the one hand and in ECOWAS on the other hand.
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 2 of 2