Strengthening innovation capacity of Nigerian agricultural research organizations

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.

Author: 
Ragasa, Catherine
Babu, Suresh
Abdullahi, Aliyu Sabi
Abubakar, Baba Yusuf
Published date: 
2010
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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