publication . Article . 2013

Initial impact of integrated agricultural research for development in East and Central Africa

Nkonya, Ephraim; Kato, Edward; Oduol, Judith; Pali, Pamela; Farrow, Andrew;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
Abstract
Conventional agricultural research approaches have generated research results with limited adoption rates in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Recently, a new research approach – integrated agricultural research for development (IAR4D) was introduced in SSA. The IAR4D approach goes beyond the conventional research focus on agricultural production technologies, as it includes marketing and development activities. This paper analyses the impact of IAR4D in the East and Central African region using panel data of 2 229 households drawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. Country-level comparison of the IAR4D and conventional research approaches...
Subjects
free text keywords: IAR4D, innovation platform, conventional agricultural research, impact assessment, Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies,
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