Evolution of Agricultural Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Evolution of Agricultural Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

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This paper traces the evolution of World Bank support to agricultural services, particularly agricultural extension and research in Sub-Saharan Africa. It describes the Bank's experience with the implementation of national programs in agricultural extension and research and how these are evolving to face the problems of the future. The paper concludes that participation of the beneficiaries in the design and implementation of programs is critical and will ensure the programs' convergence towards rural development.... by the World Bank since the 1970s when it started financing integrated rural development projects serving agriculture. ... Following extension reforms, reforms to the research management systems have also been introduced through Bank ... were held at Ibadan, Nigeria (January 1989), Bouake, Cote Da#39;lvoire (October 1990) and Kisumu, Kenya (December 1990). These workshops, particularly the last two, focused on specific topics such as training and research-extension linkages.

Title:Evolution of Agricultural Services in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Venkatachalam Venkatesan, Jacob Kampen
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 1998-01-01

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