agriculture technology africa

Harnessing technology to boost African agriculture


Published 08.05.24

How can policymakers promote technological progress in African agriculture?


Agriculture makes up a large share of employment and GDP in Africa, but crop yields remain stubbornly low. We recently published Issue 2 of Agricultural Technology in Africa, which reviews what economic research can – and cannot – explain about this stagnation. Chris Udry, one of the Senior Editors, tells Tim Phillips about the impact of this stagnation on living standards in Africa, and insights from recent research that can potentially improve this situation.

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