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Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authored by:
Pardey, Philip G.; Andrade, Robert S.; Hurley, Terrance M.; Rao, Xudong; Liebenberg, Frikkie G.
Publication Date: 
November 2016
Journal Title: 
Food Policy
Journal Volume: 
In Press
DOI: 
10.1016/j.foodpol.2016.09.009

Abstract

Research-enabled growth in agricultural productivity is pivotal to sub-Saharan Africa’s overall economic growth prospects. Yet, investments in research and development (R&D) targeted to many national food and agricultural economies throughout Africa are fragile and faltering. To gain insight into what could be driving this trend, this article updates, summarizes and reassesses the published evidence on the returns to African agricultural R&D.

Citation

Pardey, Philip G.; Andrade, Robert S.; Hurley, Terrance M.; Rao, Xudong; Liebenberg, Frikkie G. (2016) "Returns to Food and Agricultural R&D Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1975–2014," Food Policy, vol. In Press

Additional Attributes

Primary Contact: Philip Pardey
Geographic Coverage: Southern Africa
Keywords: Africa, Agricutlural Research, Rate of Return, Research Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa