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The paper examines the performance of the agricultural sector over the 10 year period 1995-2004. Indicators suggest that investments in Agricultural Research and Development (used as a proxy for the quantum of technology generated) have had little impact on agricultural production. In this regard, an assumption is made that technology generated has neither been adequately transferred nor adopted. Within the above context a holistic model for effective technology generation has been presented. It is argued that effective technology generation is market driven technology is more likely to be transferred and adopted by agribusiness entities. To implement this process, strategic alliances should be forged in order to address resource limitations. The entire process requires leadership and co-ordination

Keywords: Technology generation ; Selective process ; Added value products ; CARDI ; CARICOM ; Commodities

Editor(s): Badrie, Neela

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Agricultural and Food Policy

Crop Production/Industries

Farm Management

Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Issue Date: 2007-05

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/36973 Page range: 181-192

Total Pages: 13

Record appears in: Caribbean Agro-Economic Society > 26th West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference, July 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico





Autor: Wilson, Maurice

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/36973?ln=en







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