Ex -ante agricultural research evaluation with site specific technology generation: the case of sorghum in Kenya

Agricultural commodity research has very site-specific productivity impacts. Crucial determinants of the magnitude and distribution of research benefits include agroecological conditions for technology generation and adoption, as well as commodity market-structure. This paper presents a process for ex-ante research evaluation which accounts for these factors with a dynamic, spatial multi-market model. Simulation results based on sorghum research in Kenya demonstrate that potential research benefits can vary dramatically across program research target zones. In Kenya, however, population-induced demand growth not technological development will have the greatest influence on future sorghum markets. © 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.


Issue Date:
1997-05
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/174059
Published in:
Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 16, Issue 2
Page range:
125-138
Total Pages:
14




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