Title: Sustainable development and technology transfer opportunities in the Sudan

Authors: Allam Ahmed

Addresses: SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, The Freeman Centre, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QE, UK

Abstract: The aim of this article is to develop a framework for identifying technology transfer opportunities in the Sudan to strengthen research and academic institutions| role in closing the productivity gap and achieving sustainable development. The paper critically examines the different problems and challenges facing technology transfer in the Sudan with particular focus on agricultural research and technology. This paper also evaluates the implementation capacity constraints, which exist in formal agricultural research, and the impact this has on the development of the agricultural sector of the Sudanese economy. Finally, a number of findings emerge, which outline the key issues relating to effectively managing the technological transformation in the Sudan as well as helping policy makers to take appropriate and immediate measures to achieve sustainable development in the Sudan.

Keywords: funding; government policies; management; linkages; productivity gap; research institutions; sustainable development; technology transfer; Sudan; universities; higher education; agricultural research; agricultural technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2005.006697

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2005 Vol.4 No.4, pp.421 - 438

Published online: 01 Apr 2005 *

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