Building agricultural research capacity in Africa
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Building agricultural research capacity in Africa Policy lessons from the MADIA countries (MADIA discussion paper) by Uma J. Lele

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Published by World Bank .
Written in English


  • Agriculture Of Developing Countries,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Agriculture,
  • Government policy,
  • Research

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Open LibraryOL11416228M
ISBN 100821313304
ISBN 109780821313305

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Africa’s over-reliance on external institutions is undermining the continent’s capacity to strengthen agricultural research and development for improving the livelihoods of millions of people. It is galling that a continent with 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, that spends US$35 billion every year importing food, is still home to the world’s hungriest, most. Nevertheless, agricultural research will always have to compete with the many other sectors of agricultural and rural development, and other national priority areas, for such essential but scarce resources as finance (both capital and current) and suitably trained persons. Capacity-building in the food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Since the s Africa has made a significant and continuous progress in economic growth as the result of the far-reaching social and institutional reforms undertaken by the African governments. However, in spite of this progress, many African countries may not achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This is partly due to their weak human, institutional . This consortium of researchers in South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon and the UK is working on capacity building in porous materials research for sustainable energy applications. Find out more RS-DFID ACBI Award Holders Meeting, Dar es Salaam – April

Beyond technical skills, building capacity for management, decision-making, communication and leadership should also be central. [16] An evaluation of agricultural institutions and services is needed to restore the quality of graduate and postgraduate agricultural education in Africa. [17]. The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) was established in to build sustainable human and institutional capacity in support of Africa’s development. The Foundation’s goal is to improve the lives and prospects of people throughout the African continent.   The RUFORUM Vision envisions a Vibrant, transformative universities catalyzing sustainable, inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa. The vision represents the expertise, insight and input of many individuals including university faculties, staff and administrators, scientists and researchers, public.   According to the director-general, the renewed effort on capacity building was fuelled by the experiences and lessons the country learnt from SARS, EBOLA and recently COVID pandemic.

This book—prepared by Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI), which is led by IFPRI—offers a comprehensive perspective on the evolution, current status, and future goals of agricultural research and development in Africa, including analyses of the complex underlying issues and challenges involved, as well as insights into how they might be overcome. Strengthening Capacity for Agricultural Research. and Development in Africa (SCARDA) Project Performance Management Plan. FARA, Accra. January Working Draft. Forum for Agricultural Research Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) PMB CT , Accra, Ghana. E-mail: [email protected] We urge the research community, science funders and philanthropists to help governments in sub-Saharan Africa to rapidly scale up real-time data collection and assessment in agriculture . iii About the Authors Suresh Chandra Babu (@) is a senior research fellow with the Partnership, Impact and Capacity Strengthening Unit of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Irene Annor- Frempong ([email protected]) is the Director for Capacity Strengthening with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA); and .