SOCIOECONOMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL DETERMINERS OF DURABLE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN THE FOOD-PRODUCING AGRICULTURE OF CAMEROON Report as inadecuate




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The challenges posed by food security for populations in sub-Saharan Africa and the fact that extensive production systems are reaching their limits in food-producing agriculture imply accelerating technological innovation toward ecological intensification of agricultural production systems. A review of research on plantain banana in Cameroon since 1988 revealed how institutional innovation enabled hybridization of different forms of research (fundamental, systems, and action research) and reinforced the organizational innovation required for technical change. Evaluation of impacts underlined the complementarity between an increase in productivity and in income in rural areas, the production of human and social capital and the protection of forest resources.

Keywords: innovation ; food crops ; Cameroon ; sustainable development ; plantain

Subject(s): Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Issue Date: 2007

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/7938

Total Pages: 15

Series Statement: Poster Paper

Record appears in: European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) > 106th Seminar, October 25-27, 2007, Montpellier, France





Author: Temple, Ludovic ; Kwa, Moise ; Bikoi, Achile

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/7938?ln=en







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