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Competitive Agricultural Technology Funds in Developing Countries

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Dissatisfaction with traditional mechanisms of funding agricultural research and dissemination (AR&D) in developing countries has led to the introduction of competitive agricultural technology funds (CATFs) in an increasing number of them. This model is now favoured by many donors, despite the fact that available information on its modalities and performance has been fragmentary. This paper reviews experience with ten such funds in very different national and institutional settings.

Gerard J. Gill and Diana Carney