Agricultural Innovation & Technology Transfer in Africa
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Agricultural Innovation & Technology Transfer in Africa

Learn about agricultural innovation and technology transfer in Africa with a case study on Abdelali LAAMARI's work in Agricultural Economics at ESAFE School, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences ABS/UM6P-Rabat. The quiz covers the introduction to agriculture, evolution of approaches to agricultural problems, participatory approaches, and the significance of innovation.

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Questions and Answers

What is the main objective of the Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) mentioned in the text?

To create better opportunities for small farmers to innovate

What is a key requirement for innovation?

Interaction of knowledge from different sources

What does the text suggest about interactions and processes for innovation?

They are usually context specific

What does the Agricultural Innovation Systems encompass?

<p>Participatory rural approaches, public-private partnerships, local innovation, and more</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of the Agricultural Innovation Systems mentioned in the text?

<p>Empowering small farmers to be innovative</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the aim of creating better opportunities for small farmers within Agricultural Innovation Systems?

<p>To empower small farmers to innovate on their own terms</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main goal of technology transfer from university researchers to the private sector?

<p>To improve national economic growth through greater technological innovation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What motivates businesses to be interested in technology transfer from university researchers?

<p>The prospect of receiving new products and services with commercial potential</p> Signup and view all the answers

What motivates university faculty and students to support technology transfer?

<p>Potential income from commercialization of their inventions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What has changed since the late 1970s regarding agricultural technologies?

<p>Technologies have become embodied in physical products, like farm machinery or agrochemicals</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was one of the initiatives that the United States began after World War II to build up agricultural science in developing countries?

<p>Offering training programs and scholarships for international students</p> Signup and view all the answers

What has led to a rapid expansion of firms involved in technology creation, manufacturing, and sales?

<p>Private firms exploiting complex seed improvement research to create new crop hybrids</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did general development activities after World War II aim to do in many developing countries?

<p>Modernize the agricultural sector</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of early technology transfer in agriculture as a public sector activity?

<p>To help transfer agricultural technologies to developing countries</p> Signup and view all the answers

What contributes directly to technological innovation according to the text?

<p>Supplying the private sector with new technologies with commercial potential</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one motivation for universities to support policies that encourage technology transfer?

<p>Potential income stream from successful licensing agreements</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of the risk management explored in the text?

<p>Managing climate and weather risks in agribusiness</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of water scarcity is mainly experienced in North Africa according to the text?

<p>Physical water scarcity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the policies recommended for managing water resources in Africa?

<p>Implementing collaborative policies for co-management of water resources</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is suggested as a solution for responding to arid regions experiencing physical water scarcity?

<p>Optimizing water use efficiency in agriculture</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of risks are explored through the dual lenses of climate and economics in the text?

<p>Climate and weather risks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one suggested way to manage water resources in Africa according to the text?

<p>Optimizing water use efficiency in agriculture</p> Signup and view all the answers

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