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Katarzyna Andrzejczak
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Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 2017, vol. 2017, issue 43

Abstract: The majority of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa is employed in agriculture. Nevertheless, the productivity of the sector is relatively low in comparison with other regions of the world. Based on convergence theory, technology transfer can enhance growth. However, the effective transfer of technology requires a certain absorption capacity from the recipient. Based on the qualitative research on cassava production in Congo Brazzaville, we identified key factors that influence the transfer process. These factors have been divided into four key areas: market, institutions, technology, and social capability. Cassava production value chain in Ignie region served as a case study for the evaluation of technology transfer absorptive capacity in Congo agriculture. We learned that the lack of agro-technical education, shortages in infrastructure, unavailability of business services, and market structure are among the main barriers of the intensification of technology use in agriculture

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Land Economics/Use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.259293

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