Strengthening innovation capacity of Nigerian agricultural research organizations

Catherine Ragasa, Suresh Chandra Babu, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Baba Yusuf Abubakar
ifpri discussion paper

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.