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India’s investment in Nigerian Agriculture Sector

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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,...

The Role of India in Agricultural Development in Ethiopia

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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...

Nurturing the Tilling Fields of Africa

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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...

Agriculture Outsourcing & Food Security: A Way towards Mutual Cooperation

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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...

Development Aspirations in Contemporary Ethiopia

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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...

India-Africa Cooperation: The Cotton Factor

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India-Africa Cooperation: The Cotton Factor Dr. Suresh Kumar (Africa Quarterly. Vol. 50. No.3. August-October 2010) (Published in January 2011) This paper was presented in the International Conference on India-Africa Cooperation along the Cotton Vlaue Chain. 14-27 November 2010. Leela Kemipinski Hotel. Mumbai and revised it for publication. Introduction With Africa emerging as a global business destination, leading world...

Agriculture as an Emerging Sector: Mutual Interests of India and Africa.

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Agriculture as an Emerging Sector: Mutual Interests of India and Africa. Dr. Suresh Kumar (AFRICAN REVIEW. APRIL 2011. IACCI. MUMBAI.) Introduction Agriculture accounts for more than 25% of the GDP in most African countries and employs more than 70% of the workforce (Challenges to Agricultural Development in Africa. 2011). Africa has approximately 783 million hectares of arable land (27% of the world...

African Agriculture: An Abiding investment Avenue for India

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African Agriculture: An Abiding investment Avenue for India (Indo-Africa Business, February-April 2010, EXIM Bank.) Dr. Suresh Kumar Introduction The post 1990 global challenges focus on three F’s i.e. Food, Fuel and Finance. To deal with these challenges, India firmly believes that developing countries are not accepting the Concept of Aid in terms of quantity and demand quality...

Food Security and India’s Vision of Agriculture Development in Africa

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Food Security and India’s Vision of Agriculture Development in Africa Dr. Suresh Kumar (Africa Review, May 2012) Introduction Agriculture is the dominant sector of Indian economy, which determines the growth and sustainability. About 65% of the population still relies on agriculture for employment and livelihood. The green revolution transformed India form a food deficient stage...