Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93695
Authors: 
Nkonya, Ephraim
Koo, Jawoo
Kato, Edward
Guo, Zhe
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/110
Abstract: 
The sub-Saharan Africa region recorded the fastest conversion of forest land to agriculture in the past 20 years. The region also has the widest yield gap and together with Latin America and Caribbean has the largest unused arable land. However, there are wide variations across countries and this offers valuable lessons on the drivers of agricultural intensification and land use dynamics. This study shows only few countries experienced a decrease in cropland extent. Additionally, few countries with low agricultural potential have shown higher actual maize yield while others with high potential have shown lower actual yield.
Subjects: 
croplands
aid
agricultural intensification
markets
land rights
governance
JEL: 
F18
Q15
Q16
Q18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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