Investing in Sub-Saharan African agricultural research

Recent trends

Agricultural research capacity is an important factor in building food security and economic stability in Africa. Furthermore, new and better-targeted technologies are essential to this process, and a well-developed and well-supported agricultural research system is a prerequisite not only for the design of these technologies but also for their dissemination and adoption…In view of the low, and often declining, level of agricultural R&D investments in SSA, both in real terms and as a ratio of agricultural output, attaining this goal will be extremely challenging.

Beintema, Nienke M.
Stads, Gert-Jan
Published date: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
8 24
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