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Raising agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

Resource type: Event summary

Published: 2015

Editor: Steve Wiggins

In October 2014, DEGRP and ODI gathered together researchers from the fields of economics, sociology and geography to speak at a panel event exploring how to raise agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa.

This event summary report brings together discussion highlights from the event, incorporating both researcher viewpoints and topics addressed in the audience Q&A. It also provides contextual information on past and existing challenges to increased agricultural productivity, ending with post-event reflection in the form of a commentary from economist Professor Michael Lipton of the University of Sussex.

Speakers included:

  • Ruth Meinzen-Dick – Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt – Associate Professor, Lund University
  • Chris Udry – Professor of Economics, Yale University
  • Doug Gollin – Professor of Development Economics, Oxford University

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