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Assessment of Rural Water Supply Management in Selected Rural Areas of Oyo State, Nigeria

"Human welfare and economic development generally depend on the use of water. In Nigeria, water resources management and utilization is crucial to the country’s efforts to reduce poverty, grow the economy, ensure food security and maintain the ec...

Why Access and Benefit Sharing Policy and Legal Frameworks are Important for Africa

Most countries rely on Environmental Management Acts for dealing with Access of genetic resources and its conservation, however there were limited efforts towards setting up clear policies and legal frameworks for dealing with Access and Benefit S...

Rethinking African Economic Policy Growth and Development Paradigms / Etat, politique technologique et croissance économique en Afrique: une étude comparative sur trois pays africains

"In general, this study aims to examine the conditions for sustainable economic growth and its sustainability through the role of the state and technological policy in Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Republic of Congo. More specifically, it is aimed a...

Tanzania Cluster Initiative Project: An Evaluation Report from the Eight Cluster Initiatives

"The report has categorized cluster initiatives into three major categories: the organic, engineered and re-engineered cluster initiatives. Generally we can say that during the 18 months of implementation clusters have shown positive development, ...

Why Africa has Fallen Short of Building Dynamic Agro-processing Capabilities: Constraints, Options and Prospects

"In the context of agriculture-led development strategies for African countries, vibrant food and allied manufacturing industries to conserve and convert enhanced agricultural output into maximized value-added products for global markets occupy a...

Why Informal Seed Sector is Important in Food Security

The international and regional treaties have provided opportunities for the protection of plant varieties, however national governments have not yet seized those opportunities. Only Ethiopia has policies in place to support plant breeders rights a...

Engineering Education for Industrial Development: Case Studies of Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe

"This project was carried out to evaluate the capacity for university engineering education in three African countries, south of the Sahara - Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe with a view to assessing the extent to which the programmes prepare graduate...

Policy-Induced Local Sourcing of Raw Materials and Technology Development in Nigerian Industry

"Manufacturing technology and raw materials are intricately intertwined in a modern economy. But there does not appear to exist either a rigorously articulate theoretical basis for a robust empirical validation of the relationships between indust...

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