Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

A Strategic Approach to Agricultural Research Program Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

Contents:

Author Info

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

Abstract

Recent studies have shown that agricultural research can have high payoffs in Africa, but impact depends on how well technology fits with evolving needs and capacity in the agricultural sector and the rest of the economy. Structural adjustment policies (e.g., market liberalization, currency devaluation) and political change are transforming user demands for new technology and the economic environment in which technology must perform. The challenge is how to design agricultural research as a strategic input to promote broad-based economic growth, structural transformation, and food security in the increasingly market-driven, but fragile, economies of Africa.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/54702
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security International Development Working Papers with number 54702.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: 1995
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:54702

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 West Circle Dr., Rm 202, East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
Phone: (517) 355-4563
Fax: (517) 432-1800
Email:
Web page: http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Food Security; Food Policy; Agricultural Research; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Downloads May 2008-July 2009: 44; Q18;

Other versions of this item:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Schwartz, Lisa A. & Sterns, James A. & Oehmke, James F., 1993. "Economic returns to cowpea research, extension, and input distribution in Senegal," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 8(2), pages 161-171, February.
  2. Oehmke, James F. & Crawford, Eric W., 1993. "The Impact of Agricultural Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Synthesis of Symposium Findings," Food Security International Development Papers 54058, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  3. Sterns, James A. & Bernsten, Richard H., 1996. "Assessing the Impact of Cowpea and Sorghum Research and Extension in Northern Cameroon," Food Security International Development Policy Syntheses 11415, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  4. Laker-Ojok, Rita, 1994. "The Rate of Return to Agricultural Research in Uganda: The Case of Oilseeds and Maize," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54728, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  5. Boughton, Duncan & Frahan, Bruno Henry de, 1994. "Agricultural Research Impact Assessment: The Case of Maize Technology Adoption in Southern Mali," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54729, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Howard, Julie A. & Rubey, Lawrence & Crawford, Eric W., 2000. "Getting Technology And The Technology Environment Right: Lessons From Maize Development In Southern Africa," Staff Papers 11558, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  2. Jayne, Thomas S. & Mukumbu, Mulinge & Duncan, John & Staatz, John M. & Howard, Julie A. & Lundberg, Mattias K.A. & Aldridge, Kim & Nakaponda, Bethel & Ferris, John N. & Keita, Francis & Sanankoua, Abd, 1996. "Trends in Real Food Prices in Six Sub-Saharan African Countries," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54695, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  3. Phillips, Jon C. & Jolley, William, 2004. "Major Factors Influencing the Competitiveness of the California Strawberry Subsector," Research Reports 15605, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Center for Food Marketing and Agribusiness Solutions.
  4. Mole, Paulo Nicua, 2000. "Smallholder Cashew Development Opportunities and Linkages to Food Security in Nampula Province, Mozambique: Summary of Findings and Implications for Policy, Research and Extension Efforts," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 56043, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  5. Farrelly, Laura L., 1996. "Transforming Poultry Production and Marketing in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned with Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54687, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  6. Kajisa, Kei & Maredia, Mywish K. & Boughton, Duncan, 1997. "Transformation Versus Stagnation In The Oil Palm Industry: A Comparison Between Malaysia And Nigeria," Staff Papers 11483, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  7. Eicher, Carl K., 1999. "Institutions and the African Farmer," Distinguished Economist Lectures 7660, CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
  8. Staatz, John M., 1997. "Notes On The Use Of Subsector Analysis As A Diagnostic Tool For Linking Industry And Agriculture," Staff Papers 11803, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:54702. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.