PART II: Technology and scientific knowledge transfer

Title: Technology Transfer in Sudan: Challenges and Constraints

Author(s): Mohammed Khalifa

Address: Omdurman Ahlia University, Sudan

Reference: First Sudanese Diaspora International Conference - 2009 pp. 37 - 45

Abstract/Summary: Agriculture contributes 48% of GDP in Sudan. The research institutions (ARC) managed to produce new varieties and improved agronomic packages for the major crops; yet this had no impact on yield levels. This is blamed on the poor linkages between research institutions, extension and the farmers. However, all these are grossly under staffed and badly funded which makes it difficult for them to perform their functions satisfactorily. Efforts are being made to find ways for the Sudanese Diaspora to involve them in local development projects through the introduction of some new technologies developed in their programmes in the developed countries.

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