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Building an agricultural research for development system in Africa.

Mbabu, Adiel and Ochieng, Cosmas C.M. (2006) Building an agricultural research for development system in Africa. Discussion Paper. IFPRI, Washington DC.

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses how impact-oriented agricultural research for development systems in Africa can be better organized and managed. Specifically, the paper puts forth the argument that achieving the development targets set by African leaders and the international community, for example, through the Millennium Development Goals, will be extremely difficult without a satisfactory re-orientation of the organization and management of African research for development systems. Such a re-orientation involves carefully linking the agricultural research agenda with national development priorities; improving coordination, interaction, interlinkages, partnerships, and networks among system agents—that is, agricultural research institutes, extension systems, higher education institutions, farmer organizations, civil society, and the private sector—and finding innovative financing and resourcing mechanisms to support the numerous components of the system.

    Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: agricultural research for development ; Africa
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 34762
    Deposited By: Dr Cosmas M O Ochieng
    Deposited On: 09 Dec 2010 17:00
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:04
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34762

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