CTA's 1997 Annual Report features Special Paper on policy analysis
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CTA. 1998. CTA's 1997 Annual Report features Special Paper on policy analysis. Spore 77. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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CTA's Annual Report for 1997 is now available. In his introduction, CTA's Director, Dr R. D. Cooke, highlights the importance of capacity development and the need for agricultural policies that alleviate poverty. He further stresses the shift in the...
CTA's Annual Report for 1997 is now available. In his introduction, CTA's Director, Dr R. D. Cooke, highlights the importance of capacity development and the need for agricultural policies that alleviate poverty. He further stresses the shift in the emphasis of CTA's work, from the provision of information to the development of ACP capacity for information management, as outlined in CTA's Mid-Term Plan. The report describes CTA's activities for 1997 by specific objectives, beginning with promoting the exchange of information, followed by providing information on demand, strengthening ACP information and communication management and ending with the development of strategies for information management in ACP countries. The report concludes with an account of financial and administrative matters, and details of the CTA's Advisory Committee. A Special Paper contributed by Dr G. C. Mrema, the Executive Secretary of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), is entitled 'Strengthening Africa's capacity for agricultural development policy analysis'. Dr Mrema chronicles key agricultural policy issues and outlines agricultural policy trends from the 1950s to the 1990s. He critically examines national policy-making systems and the role of the international development agencies, as well as detailing future prospects and making specific recommendations. Dr Mrema concludes by emphasising the need to support human resources development in the field of policy analysis. This paper is available as a separate publication. Readers who have not already received copies of the Report, or who require copies of the Special Paper, should write to CTA (PDS subscribers may find it quicker to use their publications order forms). The credit value for the publications is zero, and both are available free-of-charge to non-subscribers. CTA Annual Report 1997, CTA number 871, 1997 Special Paper, CTA number 873.