Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


In many developing countries one agricultural crop accounts for up to 60 % of export earnings. Thus far, attempts have been made to boost agricultural output by devoting more land to cultivation. Although this can be feasible, the goal should be to increase agricultural productivity. This document reviews how the EC can play a part in this productivity increase through technology transfer and assistance in research and development. The first part of the report concentrates on research and development, followed by a discussion of how this can contribute to the economy of less developed countries. Finally an account of the expenditure on R&D is given.

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Authors: RETOUT O, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1992) 20 pp.
Availability: Available from the STD Programme Office, CEC/DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199230025 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en