The Role of the Locations of Public Sector Varietal Development Activities on Agricultural Productivity

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February 22, 2019 - Author: and Abdullahi Mohammed Nasir

Hiroyuki Takeshima and Abdullahi Mohammed Nasir, 2019. The Role of the Locations of Public Sector Varietal Development Activities on Agricultural Productivity. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 75. East Lansing: Michigan State University

Key Findings

  • Crop varietal development in Nigeria is primarily conducted by the public sector. Consequently, most improved crop varieties have been released by a relatively small number of institutes.
  • Crop productivity in Nigeria can be significantly increased by expanding support for crop varietal development in a manner that increases the similarity in agroecological conditions between the locations where crop breeding is conducted and the areas where farmers produce those crops.
  • Diversity in the locations of research institutes conducting crop breeding and varietal development matters for overall crop productivity and technical efficiency in Nigeria.

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Tags: agrifood system transformation, c1-c2, fsp policy brief, input use and market development, nigeria, sustainable agricultural intensification


Related Topic Areas

Nigeria, C1-C2


Authors

Hiroyuki Takeshima

Hiroyuki Takeshima
H.Takeshima@cgiar.org


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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy
Food Security Group

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