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South African Agricultural Productivity and Investment Patterns

Publication Date: January, 2012

This chapter reassesses agricultural productivity growth in South Africa. It finds that the statistical reporting of South African agriculture was heavily influenced by the country's past racial policies.

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What Is the Irrigation Potential for Africa? A Combined Biophysical and Socioeconomic Approach

Publication Date: December, 2011

"This paper analyzes the large, dam-based and small-scale irrigation investment potential in Africa based on agronomic, hydrologic, and economic factors. We find significant profitable irrigation potential for both small-scale and large-scale systems."

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Crop Production and Road Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Analysis

Publication Date: July, 2010

This study examines the relationship between transport infrastructure and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa using new data obtained from geographic information systems (GIS).

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What is the Irrigation Potential for Africa? A Combined Biophysical and Socioeconomic Approach

Publication Date: June, 2010

Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed.

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Agricultural Research

Publication Date: January, 2010

This chapter looks at the current and prospective state of play regarding R&D in Latin America, and then considers the LAC situation within a global context.

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Potential Impact of Investments in Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa

Publication Date: January, 2010

Study evaluates the potential impacts of 'Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa' project run by CIMMYT and IITA in 13 sub-Saharan African countries.

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Torrents and Trickles: Irrigation Spending Needs in Africa; Summary

Publication Date: September, 2009

Water for irrigation can be collected in two ways: through large, dam-based schemes, or through small projects based on collection of run-off from rainfall. Both possibilities are considered here.

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Ex Ante Analysis of the Benefits of Transgenic Drought Tolerance Research on Cereal Crops in Low-income Countries

Publication Date: July, 2009

This article develops a framework to examine the ex ante benefits of transgenic research on drought in eight low-income countries, including the benefits to producers and consumers from farm income stabilization and the potential magnitude of private sector profits from intellectual property rights (IPRs).

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Crop Production and Road Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Analysis

Publication Date: February, 2009

This study adopts a cross-sectional spatial approach to examine the impact of transport infrastructure on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa using new data obtained from geographic information systems (GIS).

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Science, Technology and Skills

Publication Date: October, 2007

This report was commissioned by the CGIAR Science Council and prepared as a Background Paper for the 2008 World Development Report of the World Bank.

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