The information drain: obstacles to research in Africa

Ibrahim, M.A. (1992) The information drain: obstacles to research in Africa. Project Report. International Institute for Environment and Development, Sustainable Agriculture Programme, London, UK.

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The present study was undertaken to determine what happens to information being generated by scientists in Nigeria, using requests for off-prints received by staff of the Faculty of veterinary medicine in the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, as sources of data. The studyindicates that research information generated by Nigerian veterinary scientists has been used in 53 countries (27 advanced and 26 developing countries). The advanced countries accounted for approximately 82% of all requests received, and for most requests for the different categories of uses(academic, defense, policy and commerce). The obstacles faced by scientists in Africa for access to information compared to their counterparts in developing countries are discussed and recommendations were made to improve the situation.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural research; Africa; Information dissemination; Case studies; Nigeria; Veterinarymedicine; RP8056
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Extension,Technology, ICT
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 09:55
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 09:55

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