The roles for agricultural research systems, advisory services, capacity development and knowledge transfer

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Ojijo N K O ,  
Franzel S , Simtowe F , Madakadze R , Nkwake A , Moleko L
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The roles for agricultural research systems, advisory services, capacity development and knowledge transfer

Abstract: 

The success registered in South and East Asianeconomies has been directly attributed to theGreen Revolution, starting in the 1960s, whichheralded agricultural productivity gains and ruralpoverty alleviation on a mass scale (Dietz,et al., 2014). About 63 percent of the populationin SSA live in the rural areas where their livelihoodsdepend predominantly on agriculture.Thus, it would seem appropriate to benchmarkdevelopment strategies in SSA to the Asian experiences.According to the agriculture-baseddevelopment paradigm, growth in agricultureas a primary sector is imperative for rural development,positive structural transformation, andbroad-based economic growth (Bellu, 2011).Indeed, CAADP, as a transformative frameworkand blueprint for Africa's agro-renaissance, ispredicated on this precept.