What are the main obstacles to higher agricultural productivity?
What are the most promising ways to help Africa’s farmers produce more?
This report aims to shed some light on these questions, bringing together discussion highlights from a panel event held in October 2014, as well as commentary from economist Professor Michael Lipton of University of Sussex. Edited by DEGRP agriculture lead Steve Wiggins, it incorporates viewpoints from:
- 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