publication . Preprint . 2009

Rebuilding after emergency: Revamping agricultural research in Sierra Leone after civil war

Asenso-Okyere, Kwadwo; Workneh, Sindu; Rhodes, Edward; Sutherland, John;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
"The civil war in Sierra Leone, caused by a mix of political, social, and economic factors, had a huge impact on the overall economy in general and on the performance of the agricultural sector in particular. The agricultural research system of Sierra Leone was severely affected by the civil war. Research infrastructure was destroyed, laboratories were damaged and abandoned, and well-trained researchers and scientists fled from the country. With the cessation of hostilities in 2002, the government of Sierra Leone concentrated its efforts on the resettlement of displaced persons and on social and economic reconstruction. The efforts of the government include the ...
free text keywords: war, Agriculture, Development, Research, Strategic plan, Operational plan, Science and technology, Agricultural research,

Appendix Table A.1. Crop yield level in West Africa, irrigated (2000-2004 average, ton/ha) f

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