Green Revolution Technologies And Sub-Saharan Africa: Analyzing The Constellation Of Constraints For Scaling-Up Agriculture

18:00 Tuesday 28 May




Srijna Jha (Germany) 1

1 - Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany

Agriculture encompasses a convergence of tools for intelligent advancement against poverty and climate change. This study uses the ScalA methodology to identify and classify constraints for adoption and scaling-up of three key agricultural technologies. Namely, use of fertilizer, small-scale irrigation and improved cultivars – which were observed to have a low-medium, medium-high and low resource input requirements respectively. The most significant resource constraints were technical and physical inputs, marketing facilities and know-how skills. All three agricultural technologies were observed to have high scaling-up potentials with small-scale irrigation being the most limited. The most significant constraints for scaling-up were observed to be social organization, observed benefits, access to basic assets, land; water and agricultural policy, local governance, organization partners and market prices. These partially indicate why the bundle of technologies introduced via the Green Revolution failed in Sub-Saharan Africa and provides for targeted system, management and policy interventions.