This book compares and contrasts two attempts to replicate the American system of land-grant model in India and Nigeria. It aims to understand the basis of Africa's dismal agricultural institutional showing, and to suggest socioeconomic conditions and management interventions.
1. Introduction: Institutions, Technology, and Agricultural Development 2. United States: The American System of Agricultural Science 3. India: Reaching the Peasant Farmer 4. India: Higher Education for Agricultural Development 5. India: Agricultural Research and the New Seed Technology 6. Nigeria: Searching for Effective Extension 7. Nigeria: New Universities and Agricultural Development 8. Nigeria: Institutionalization of Agricultural Research 9. Conclusion: The Politics of Institutional Development