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Exercises in the economic analysis of agronomic data
This publication consists of sixteen exercises which are used in teaching the economic analysis of on-farm experimentation CIMMYT trainees. The exercises focus on the construction of partial budgets and the techniques of ...
New wheat varieties and the small farmer
Institutional innovations in national agricultural research: On-farm research within IDIAP (Instituto de Investigacion Agropecuaria de Panama), Panama
This paper describes recent IDIAP experiences in implementing on-farm research methodologies. This first project, developed with CIMMYT's cooperation, is described in detail, with emphasis on links between diagnostic/experimental ...
Maize food and feed consumption in the developing world
An analysis of trends in maize use in developing countries are presented. The major causes of current trends in maize consumption in these countries is reviewed. Maize feed use in both producing and importing countries is ...
Maize production practices and problems in Egypt: Results of three farmer surveys
The results of three surveys of Egyptian maize farmers are reported. Two of the surveys, carried out in different parts of Egypt, describe farmers' practices and circumstances. The third survey monitors an on-farm experimental ...
The economic returns to institutional innovations in national agricultural research; On-farm research in IDIAP (Instituto de Investigacion Agropecuaria de Panama) Panama
The paper presents a method for analyzing the returns to investment in on-farm research. It then applies the method to a location-specific maize research program in Caisan, Panama. The results show a rapid adoption of the ...