Staff aging and turnover in african agricultural R&D: lesson from five national agricultural research institutes

Louis Sène, Frikkie Liebenberg, Mick Mwala, Festus M. Murithi, Séraphine Sawadogo Kaboré, Nienke M. Beintema
conference working paper
This paper synthesizes the results of five national case studies conducted from May to July 2011 for the purpose of analyzing the scope and magnitude of the human resource challenges facing national agricultural research institutes in Africa. The intention was to gather information on how other countries have tackled these challenges and to provide suggestions on strategies that work within specific country contexts. It is hoped that both the institutes in questions, as well those in other African countries, will be able to draw valuable lessons from this research.