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Strengthening innovation capacity of Nigerian agricultural research organizations:


  • Ragasa, Catherine
  • Babu, Suresh
  • Abdullahi, Aliyu Sabi
  • Abubakar, Baba Yusuf


Strong agricultural research and development (R&D) is crucial for improving agricultural productivity and efficiency, which in turn both lead to agricultural development, food security, and poverty reduction. However, several studies have shown that in many developing countries, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa, there is persistent underinvestment in R&D and weak research capacity, both of which continue to undermine agricultural productivity and growth in these countries.

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  • Ragasa, Catherine & Babu, Suresh & Abdullahi, Aliyu Sabi & Abubakar, Baba Yusuf, 2010. "Strengthening innovation capacity of Nigerian agricultural research organizations:," IFPRI discussion papers 01050, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:01050

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