Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The NEPAD paradigm shift on agricultural research

28 - 30 July 2009, Accra, Ghana. NEPAD Tertiary Institutions Dialogue. Interview with Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki (CEO NEPAD).

According to Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki policies used to be defined by the binoom of African governments and external partners. Today there is a need to include the civil society, producers and research institutes/universities in the elaboration of sectorial policies.

He answers following questions:

  • Is the lack of research done in the African universites not a problem?
  • What are the present big challenges of agricultural research?