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Private Agricultural R&D: Do the Poor Benefit?

Jock Anderson (), Birner Regina, Nagarajan Latha, Naseem Anwar and Pray Carl E.
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Birner Regina: Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development, University of Hohenheim Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Nagarajan Latha: International Fertilizer Development Center, Muscle Shoals, AL, USA
Naseem Anwar: Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 55 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Pray Carl E.: Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, 2021, vol. 19, issue 1, 3-14

Abstract: Private agricultural research and development can foster the growth of agricultural productivity in the diverse farming systems of the developing world comparable to the public sector. We examine the extent to which technologies developed by private entities reach smallholder and resource-poor farmers, and the impact they have on poverty reduction. We critically review cases of successfully deployed improved agricultural technologies delivered by the private sector in both large and small developing countries for instructive lessons for policy makers around the world.

Keywords: private; agricultural research; poverty alleviation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1515/jafio-2021-0007

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