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.

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."

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.

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).

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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