oa Agriprobe - Agricultural research expenditure : South Africa's place in the developing world - : Elsenburg journal

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



South Africans have just started to get used to have lost its status as the largest economy in Africa when a second shock awaited them at the World Economic Forum on Africa: South Africa has lost its second place to Egypt and is now third in line. But, where do we stand in the game of agricultural research? The purpose of this article will be to explore this topic and the first section will focus on South Africa's standing in the developing world. The second section will explore trends in domestic agricultural research expenditure and the final section will try to put a perspective on the table to argue why agricultural research matters.

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