Retargeting Investments in Agriculture

January 24, 2017

Agricultural productivity in Africa is about one-fifth of that in the US and half of that in South Asia. Growth in total factor productivity shows the gap is not narrowing. With 70% of the rural low-income population participating in agriculture, agricultural innovation is central to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity. In this talk, Florence Kondylis showed how retargeting investments in agriculture can speed up the pace of innovation and raise productivity.