Agricultural Research Problems in Small Developing Countries: Case Studies from the South Pacific Island Nations

While research-based technological improvements are an important part of a successful agricultural development strategy, the small South Pacific Island Nations face special difficulties in attaining such innovations because of their particular agricultural production and marketing circumstances and because of diseconomies of small size in research. There is a need to sharpen the focus of national agricultural research efforts on adaptive work, implying both increased international and regional collaboration and the reorientation of national programs to be more receptive to outside ideas and information. It is particularly important to seek a parsimonious research paradigm, involving a broadening of the range of people who contribute to the research process.


Issue Date:
1989-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/172332
Published in:
Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 03, Issue 4
Page range:
279-292
Total Pages:
14




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