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Une approche stratégique pour la planification du programme de recherche agricole en Afrique sub-saharienne

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  • Boughton, Duncan
  • Crawford, Eric W.
  • Howard, Julie A.
  • Oehmke, James F.
  • Shaffer, James D.
  • Staatz, John M.

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Des études récentes ont montré que la recherche agricole en Afrique peut avoir une rentabilité élevée, mais son impact dépend de l'adaptabilité des nouvelles technologies aux capacités et aux besoins changeants du secteur agricole et du reste de l'économie. Les politiques d'ajustement structurel (ex : la libéralisation des marchés et la dévaluation monétaire) et les changements politiques sont en train de transformer la demande de nouvelles technologies et l'environnement économique au sein duquel ces technologies doivent opérer. Le défi est de concevoir la recherche agricole comme un intrant stratégique qui encourage une croissance économique à base élargie, la transformation structurelle de l'économie et la sécurité alimentaire dans des économies africaines de plus de plus orientées vers la production pour la commercialisation mais qui restent encore fragiles.

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security International Development Working Papers with number 54701.

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Date of creation: 1997
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Keywords: food security; food policy; agricultural research; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Downloads June 2008-June 2009: 11; Q18;

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  1. Oehmke, James F & Crawford, Eric W, 1996. "The Impact of Agricultural Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 5(2), pages 271-92, June.
  2. Sterns, James A. & Bernsten, Richard H., 1994. "Assessing the Impact of Cowpea and Sorghum Research and Extension in Northern Cameroon," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54727, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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  4. Fogel, Robert W., 1993. "Economic Growth, Population Theory, and Physiology: The Bearing of Long-Term Processes on the Making of Economic Policy," Nobel Prize in Economics documents 1993-1, Nobel Prize Committee.
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  6. Laker-Ojok, Rita, 1994. "The Potential Returns to Oilseeds Research in Uganda: The Case of Groundnuts and Sesame," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54708, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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