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Dr. Carl K. Eicher

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University Distinguished Professo...

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Michigan State University
55 South Harrison Road
East Lansing , Michigan 48824
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SOUTH AFRICA BULLETIN
www.rights2property.com, 25 Mar 2004 [cached]
At a recent Pretoria conference, Professor Carl Eicher, professor emeritus at Michigan State University in the United States presented an over-view of the last fifty years of agriculture in Africa.Donor fatigue has set in with regard to African agriculture, because results are simply not there.Africa has moved from experiencing occasional drought-induced food shortages to a "long-term structural food-deficit position", according to Eicher.
The biggest mistake made during the early post-colonial period was to imagine that Africa could be "fixed" by imposing Western systems on the new nations, and then waiting for them to succeed.The goal, according to Eicher, was to transform Africa from agrarian societies into industrial nations.Grandiose projects were introduced, but most of them failed due to wars, internecine struggles, corruption, poor leadership, incompetence and the will to work, were not obliterated through the Western systems.The Marshall plan for Africa didn't work
In the early seventies, donors poured billions of dollars into rural development projects, but the rural poor stayed poor.Dr. Eicher talks of "thousands of failed rural development projects".Research conducted by the World Bank concluded that most foreign aid had "gone down the drain".More so-called food security initiatives (FSI) were launched, focusing on increasing smallholder productivity as a cornerstone of food security.
As the poor became poorer, "poverty alleviation:" became the focus of aid agencies in the 1990s. (In the new millennium, famine has become the issue!).
Agriculture still accounts for 70% of rural employment in Africa, while Africa's food-aid dependence is increasing, according to Dr. Eicher.
TEEAL: About Us
www.teeal.org, 23 May 2010 [cached]
Carl K. Eicher University Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics Michigan State University
African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AFJARE) : : Editorial Board
www.aaae-africa.org, 22 Nov 2010 [cached]
4. Carl Eicher, Michigan State University, USA
Special Program for Food Security: ...
www.umalele.org [cached]
Special Program for Food Security: Carl Eicher, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, Visiting Professor, University of Nigeria, 1963-1966, Visiting Professor, University of Zimbabwe, 1983-87, was Co-director University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Network, Consultant to Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, USAID,/Washington and CGIAR, World Bank and 15 USAID Missions in Africa, Co-Director MSU Food Security Project, 1972-1984
Agricultural Research and Extension: Carl Eicher, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, Visiting Professor, University of Nigeria, 1963-1966, Visiting Professor, University of Zimbabwe, 1983-87, was Co-director University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Network, Consultant to Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, USAID,/Washington and CGIAR, World Bank and 15 USAID Missions in Africa, Co-Director MSU Food Security Project, 1972-1984
Uma Lele - Recent Activities
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8. Special Program for Food Security: Carl Eicher, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, Visiting Professor, University of Nigeria, 1963-1966, Visiting Professor, University of Zimbabwe, 1983-87, was Co-director University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Network, Consultant to Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, USAID/Washington and CGIAR, World Bank and 15 USAID Missions in Africa, Co-Director MSU Food Security Project, 1972-1984.
9. Agricultural Research and Extension: Carl Eicher, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, Visiting Professor, University of Nigeria, 1963-1966, Visiting Professor, University of Zimbabwe, 1983-87, was Co-director University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Network, Consultant to Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, USAID/Washington and CGIAR, World Bank and 15 USAID Missions in Africa, Co-Director MSU Food Security Project, 1972-1984.
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