IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/midiwp/54708.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The Potential Returns to Oilseeds Research in Uganda: The Case of Groundnuts and Sesame

Author

Listed:
  • Laker-Ojok, Rita

Abstract

The study which follows is an ex-ante analysis of expected returns to investment in agricultural research on groundnuts and sesame in Uganda. Studies have shown that it generally takes a minimum of six to ten years for new technologies to begin to have an impact on agricultural production practices. In the case of Uganda, Michigan State University was asked to measure the impact of a program which only began the process of rehabilitating the collapsed national agricultural research system in 1985 and began support for commodity research on groundnuts and sesame as recently as 1989 and 1991. As a result, the assessment which follows relies upon the projection of expected future benefits. While every effort has been taken to make reasonable projections based on the limited available information, no prediction of the future can ever be made with certainty. For this reason, the results should be considered indicative at best.

Suggested Citation

  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:54708
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/54708/files/idwp45.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

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


    Cited by:

    1. Boughton, Duncan & Crawford, Eric W. & Howard, Julie A. & Oehmke, James F. & Shaffer, James D. & Staatz, John M., 1996. "Une approche stratégique pour la planification du programme de recherche agricole en Afrique sub-saharienne," Food Security International Development Policy Syntheses 11384, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    2. Boughton, Duncan & Crawford, Eric W. & Howard, Julie A. & Oehmke, James F. & Shaffer, James D. & Staatz, John M., 1995. "A Strategic Approach to Agricultural Research Program Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54702, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:54708. 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). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/damsuus.html .

    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.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using 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 RePEc Author Service 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.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.