Private Agricultural R&D: Do the Poor Benefit?

Jock R. Anderson, Regina Birner, Latha Nagarajan, Anwar Naseem, Carl E. Pray

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Private agricultural research and development can foster the growth of agricultural productivity in the diverse farming systems of the developing world comparable to the public sector. We examine the extent to which technologies developed by private entities reach smallholder and resource-poor farmers, and the impact they have on poverty reduction. We critically review cases of successfully deployed improved agricultural technologies delivered by the private sector in both large and small developing countries for instructive lessons for policy makers around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics


  • agricultural research
  • poverty alleviation
  • private


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