Agricultural research in Southern Africa: a frame work for action

Spurling, A. and Pee, T.Y. and Mkamanga, G. and Nkwanyana, C. (1992) Agricultural research in Southern Africa: a frame work for action. Discussion Paper. World Bank, Washington, USA.

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Dynamic, productive and responsive agricultural research systems are critical if the rich potential of the SADCC regionin Sub-Saharan Africa is to be more fully realized. The Framework for Action in Agricultural Research, which has been developed by a small task force appointed by the SACCAR and SPAAR Secretariats, identifies six principal elements of importance and makes recommendations on how these should beincorporated in the national agricultural research systems of SADCC. The Framework concludes with a vision in the medium-term of increasingly dynamic and responsive NARSs with a clearer pattern of specialization among the different sectors (cash/export crops, intensive livestock and factor researchby the private sector; staple food crops, extensive livestock and environmental and social concerns by the public sector; and basic and applied (under contract) research by the universities). Accelerated development of a stream of technologies for different sectors of the farming community shouldbe possible provided that there is a coordinated effort by the stakeholders

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural research; Southern Africa; Planning; NARS; SADCC, RP8822
Author Affiliation: The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 08:42
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 08:42

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