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Title:
TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES AND HOW THEY CAN INFLUENCE ECONOMIC CATCH UP FOR AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIES

Authors:
Kweyu Suleiman


Volume - 2 Issue - 6, Pages - 3677-3700

Abstract:
Strengthening technology transfer mechanisms could help emerging economies especially for the African continent achieve meaningful economic progress that would eventually lead to economic catch-up. However technology diffusion in the continent in key sectors like agriculture, health, education and energy has been hampered over the years. This has been due to inadequate infrastructures and the human resource capabilities. Given the fact that Africa only contributes 2% of the total global R&D, positioning the continent to the technology and innovation frontiers for sustained economic efficiency is quite challenging. The article explores the various types of technology capabilities and how they can be natured and diffused in agricultural sector for improved agricultural production as well as the various actors that could potentially drive the diffusion process.

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[Suleiman, Kweyu. "TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES AND HOW THEY CAN INFLUENCE ECONOMIC CATCH UP FOR AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIES." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.6 (2017): 3677-700.]

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