Agricultural development takes more than just technology

Group discussion at the ILRI "Mobilizing biosciences for Africa's development" side event, 15 July during AASW6. Photo: E. LeBorgne (ILRI)

Group discussion at the ILRI “Mobilizing biosciences for Africa’s development” side event, 15 July during AASW6. Photo: E. LeBorgne (ILRI)

The key to experiencing impact from agricultural research in Africa lies in the wider adoption and uptake of newly developed technologies. This objective can be achieved by local scientists working closely with farmers to develop the products that they actually need.

This was the view at the center of a lively discussion that followed the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub presentation on “Mobilizing biosciences for Africa’s development”. The presentation was part of a side event at the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week, being hosted by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Government of Ghana from 15–20 July 2013.

To read the full story, visit the Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa blog.

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