Impacts of IFPRI/ICARDA policy and property rights research on the Mashreq and Maghreb Poject


The main contribution of the IFPRI/ICARD economists was to increase understanding by agricultural scientists and national policymakers of the role of agricultural policy and property rights in the technology introduction process. The IFPRI/ICARDA economists also had an important role in the organizational activities of the project, specifically the shift to an extension mode of community organization and the strengthening of the regional network of economists. These two activities contributed to accelerated diffusion of new technologies and increased spillover between countries according to project participants and national government officials.

Sanders, John H.
Serghini, Hassan
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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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