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Evaluative Lessons for Agriculture and Agribusiness

Feb 01, 2011 | Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) | ECG

This paper synthesizes recent work by the independent evaluation agencies of the ECG and incorporates lessons from related research by multilateral development banks and from the academic literature on agriculture and agribusiness. Evaluative findings indicate that increasing productivity - through attention to research and extension, access to water, access to credit, land issues, transport, policy, markets, and institutional development - is vital for improving agricultural performance.