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Policy recommendations

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda are inextricably linked with one another. To reach Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture, there must also be progress on the…

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The concept of the global hunger index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores each year to assess progress, or…

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Ensuring human resource capacity to secure agricultural transformation

The preceding sections have assessed existing human resource capacity in SSA and key vulnerabilities needing urgent attention; the ability to build human resource capacity, however, depends on the longer-term financial and institutional capacities to…

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Integrating agricultural research into an African innovation system

This chapter explores the potential for organizing African agricultural research within an AIS framework. The first section evaluates the principal issues involved within the specific context of the region. The second section presents a concrete…

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Economies of size in national agricultural research systems

This chapter expands on Fuglie and Rada (2013) by examining size efficiencies in the economic returns to national agricultural research in SSA. The approach is to empirically estimate how past investments in NARSs affected agricultural productivity in…

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Private-sector investment in African agricultural research

This chapter provides an overview of private agricultural R&D in SSA. The approach is not comprehensive, but is analyzed through a series of case studies. The next section provides an overview of three types of private agricultural R&D and their main…