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Sub-Saharan Africa: a technological desert

M. Odedra, M. Bennett, S. Goodman, M. Lawrie
1993 Communications of the ACM  
In many sub-Saharan African countries, there exists a blind notion that if the more developed countries use the technology and tell us to do so as well, then we should.  ...  This may well be the essence of the frustration over IT in sub-Saharan Africa. Whatever is done is criticized.  ...  More generally, he points out that IT development in South Africa is extensive, and there is much willingness to cooperate with other sub-Saharan countries.  ... 
doi:10.1145/151220.151222 fatcat:73dy72ty55bk5kvugscmela2ai

Cyberspace across sub-Saharan Africa

Victor Mbarika, Mike Jensen, Peter Meso
2002 Communications of the ACM  
O ver the past three decades much of the continent of Africa, and especially the sub-Saharan region, has been viewed as technological desert [8] .  ...  Current Internet Status in Sub-Saharan Africa SSA may be a late starter on the Internet, but it is currently under-going a rapid transformation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/585597.585610 fatcat:ecefo7w3sbg6hfnoswqd27jzpu

Sub-Saharan Africa: an environmental history

2007 ChoiceReviews  
GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, AND DEMOGRAPHY Gregory Maddox's Sub-Saharan Africa: An Environmental History follows ABC-CLIO's Nature and Human Societies Series dictum and synthesizes "the intertwined fates of  ...  Sub-Saharan Africa: An Environmental History. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2006. Nature and Human Societies Series. ix + 355 pp. Photographs. Maps. Illustrations. Glossary. Bibliography.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.44-3427 fatcat:k22zsua35bforgkl2a4lmqtbc4

Preface: Groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa

Yongxin Xu, Paul Seward, Cheikh Gaye, Lixiang Lin, Daniel O. Olago
2019 Hydrogeology Journal  
Fig. 1 Map showing Sub-Saharan Africa  ...  The dichotomy between governance solutions and technological solutions is explored by Olivier and Xu in their essay on Cape Town's (South Africa) drought and water-supply crisis of 2015-2017.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10040-019-01977-2 fatcat:icizp63blbdh5lfzgvs2yllu6e

Questioning desertification in dryland sub-Saharan Africa

Mary Tiffen, Michael Mortimore
2002 Natural resources forum (Print)  
Signs of desertification in Africa in the 1970s and 1980s were closely linked to rainfall fluctuations.  ...  The 21st Century will see more droughts in sub-Saharan Africa, but neither desertification nor a downward poverty spiral are inevitable.  ...  We examine briefly (below) some such indicators of longterm trends from national statistics from sub-Saharan Africa.  ... 
doi:10.1111/0165-0203.t01-1-00023 fatcat:s7ef4f5tdjdzhgqhzs6bxcehkm

Accelerating Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jennifer Seymour Whitaker, John W. Mellor, Christopher L. Delgado, Malcolm J. Blackie
1987 Foreign Affairs  
strategy virtually everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa.  ...  The opposite has been the case in sub-Saharan Africa.  ...  He has worked in eastern Africa since 1961, with a five-year break in the early 1970s when he was an agricultural economist with the Commonwealth Development Corporation in London.  ... 
doi:10.2307/20043364 fatcat:pklsj75vvbdbrmimjlv2yx6nwi

Meningococcal Meningitis in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review

Amit U. Raysoni
2022 International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health  
The scourge of Meningococcal Meningitis in the Sub-Saharan African nations is well known.  ...  The review then focuses on the Meningitis Belt of Africa and elucidates on the introduction of MenAfriVac™ vaccine.  ...  These stakeholders came on a common platform to develop a vaccine for low-income nations of Sub-Saharan Africa.  ... 
doi:10.9734/ijtdh/2022/v43i930610 fatcat:24j7uqgkqvbphm6g5ztclkmbmu

Teleoncology in sub-Saharan Africa: a literature review

Rossella Ferrari
Purpose: Despite the emerging incidence of cancer, sub-Saharan African countries (SSAs) show the lowest cancersurvival among the low-middle income countries while the access to cancer care is still unbalanced  ...  through two databases (PubMed and Google Scholar) and manual search.Results: Reported teleoncology projects were mainly related to cervical and breast cancers, and lymphoproliferativedisorders performed in a  ...  According to the United Nations, the sub-Saharan African countries (SSAs), located south of the Sahara desert [4] , encompass 33 of the 48 poorest countries in the world [5] , and show the lowest cancer  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13348451.v1 fatcat:4atfbrjpvvasxeqnxilbky2yku

Snapshots of Mathematics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Allyn Jackson, Carol Shubin, Augustin Banyaga, Wilfrid Gangbo, Florian Luca, Nancy Ann Neudauer, Cédric Villani, Michel Waldschmidt
2018 Notices of the American Mathematical Society  
After school Snapshots of Mathematics in Sub-Saharan Africa Edited by Allyn Jackson and Carol Shubin Mathematics is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa, where a critical mass of researchers and educators  ...  This article provides snapshots of experiences of several mathematicians who have done research and teaching in Sub-Saharan Africa.  ... 
doi:10.1090/noti1704 fatcat:nsjksnibmncj3hf7mhwqb6domy

Toward sustainable intensification of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

2020 Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering  
Proper interpretation of these cases may provide lessons for a more widespread eco-intensification of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.  ...  Nevertheless, recent success stories in agro-pastoral systems as well as urban vegetable and animal production and associated value systems in West Africa, and in intensive mixed-cropping systems of the  ...  Concepts of sustainable agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa We claim that throughout sub-Saharan Africa indigenous theoretical concepts of sustainable agricultural intensification are either  ... 
doi:10.15302/j-fase-2020341 fatcat:brh2s7tl4vbcxllaxqz26gv5li

Methodological approach [chapter]

Sarah Lange
2016 Achieving Teaching Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa  
Most of Africa, parts of Asia and South America have become deserts and people cannot live there anymore.  ...  The school has criminal sub-cultures and Aaron, the oldest son, has started to drink alcohol at school, smoke, and is taking soft drugs. The parents are concerned about him.  ...  Technological developments are highly relevant to the work of both mothers.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-658-14683-2_4 fatcat:rzr5e2bd5vfgre75fffu3bxshm

High-Resolution Prediction of Acute Malnutrition Prevalence Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Lillian Kay Petersen
2020 Zenodo  
I then trained a random forest regressor on these features to predict acute malnutrition prevalence at a 5km resolution across sub-Saharan Africa.  ...  Here I develop software to predict acute malnutrition prevalence at a high resolution across sub-Saharan Africa. First I assembled a training dataset for machine learning of malnutrition prevalence.  ...  The data was split into a training set of 80% and a testing set of 20%. To avoid overfitting by spatial correlation, the testing data was removed in boxes across sub-Saharan Africa.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3598018 fatcat:e7cxxcpwfjaidetfevpxiwllzy

Did They or Didn't They Invent It? Iron in Sub-Saharan Africa

Stanley B. Alpern
2005 History in Africa  
To sum up the available evidence, iron technology across much of sub-Saharan Africa has an African origin dating to before 1000 BCE.  ...  Judging from a number of recent publications, the long-running debate over the origins of iron smelting in sub-Saharan Africa has been resolved... in favor of those advocating independent invention.  ...  in sub-Saharan Africa.  ... 
doi:10.1353/hia.2005.0003 fatcat:v23zkcg4hbbinoomwwp4awhx3a

Prerequisite for Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Sub-Saharan Africa

BA Oyebade
2011 African Research Review  
Despite significant economic progress recorded in some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade or so, a substantial proportion of the people in Africa still live in acute poverty and suffer  ...  As the agricultural sector dominates the economics of most Sub-Saharan African countries, it will be pertinent to improve the rate of agricultural growth and rural development that will in turn give a  ...  in Sub-Saharan Africa countries.  ... 
doi:10.4314/afrrev.v5i4.69256 fatcat:244a6axpyncgzdnel3j6ew4rb4

Impact of migration on fertility in sub‐Saharan Africa

Martin Brockerhoff, Xiushi Yang
1994 Biodemography and Social Biology  
of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.  ...  During the thousands of years of Bantu migration, a variety of crops, livestock, agricultural technologies (especially iron farming tools) spread in sub-Saharan Africa, greatly promoting the development  ...  During the thousands of years of Bantu migration, crops, livestock, agricultural technologies and so on also spread in sub-Saharan Africa, thus promoting the increase of local farming area, the improvement  ... 
doi:10.1080/19485565.1994.9988857 fatcat:obxbzelqbrclniupj2ac2ji6ju
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