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An Economic Analysis of Research and Technology Transfer of Millet, Sorghum, and Cowpeas in Niger

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  • Mazzucato, Valentina
  • Ly, Samba

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This study analyzes returns to investments in Niger's research and technology transfer system for millet, sorghum, and cowpea between 1975 and 1991. Sixty-eight percent of the country's public-sector outlays for agricultural research and 58% of its agricultural researchers were devoted to research on these three crops between 1986 and 1990. Most of this research was done by INRAN, the national agricultural research institute of Niger (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger).

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  • Mazzucato, Valentina & Ly, Samba, 1994. "An Economic Analysis of Research and Technology Transfer of Millet, Sorghum, and Cowpeas in Niger," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54730, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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    1. Eicher, Carl K., 1990. "Building African Scientific Capacity for Agricultural Development," Agricultural Economics of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 4(2), June.
    2. Eicher, Carl K., 1990. "Building African scientific capacity for agricultural development," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 4(2), pages 117-143, June.
    3. Zvi Griliches, 1958. "Research Costs and Social Returns: Hybrid Corn and Related Innovations," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 66, pages 419-419.
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    Keywords

    food security; food policy; millet; sorghum; cowpeas; Crop Production/Industries; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Downloads July 2008 - July 2009: 11; R11;

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    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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