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Learning from past success of research in influencing agricultural policies
FARA General Assembly Theme 3

Sandton, South Africa
14 June 2007
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda


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The Wanjiku-2005

  • Land Owned -1 hectare
  • Main Crops- Staples
  • Yield Maize 100kg/ha
  • Seeds used-recycled
  • Fertilizer used: 0.1 of .recommended levels
  • Agricultural Implements owned-hand hoe, No livestock
Linking research to policy

The WHAT and the HOW!

10% national budgetary allocations to agriculture!
  1. To be spent on what?
  2. Overall economic impact?
  3. How will research help Wanjiku out of poverty?
"Policy research on African agriculture is long on prescriptions for what needs to be done to spur agricultural growth but short on how…" (Omamo, 2004)

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