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Technology and Innovation Report 2010

Enhancing Food Security in Africa through Science, Technology and Innovation

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The 2010 Technology and Innovation Report - Enhancing Food Security in Africa Through Science, Technology and Innovation - focuses on the challenges of improving agricultural performance in Africa and the role of technology and innovation in raising agricultural production and incomes of all farmers, including smallholder farms. The report argues that the main challenge is to strengthen the innovation capabilities of African agricultural systems as a means of addressing poverty, improving food security and achieving broader economic growth and development.

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Transfer and diffusion of agricultural technology

This chapter discusses the different ways of how technology is transferred and which process is best suited to increase the productivity of smallholder farmers. It points at the need for acquiring technologies that are adapted to the local agro-ecological system as a key part of any serious strategy for achieving food security.

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