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Responding to the challenges of impact assessment of participatory research and gender analysis
Since the Green Revolution, the public-sector's agricultural research strategy for increasing food crop productivity has been explicitly based on the premise that technology can cross political and agro-climatic boundaries, ...
Operationalising participatory research and gender analysis: new research and assessment approaches
Participatory research approaches are increasingly popular with scientists working for poverty alleviation, sustainable rural development, and social change. This introduction offers an overview of the special issue of ...
Operationalising participatory research and farmer-to-farmer extension: the Kamayoq in Peru
While rural poverty is endemic in the Andean region, structural adjustment programmes have led to a dismemberment of agricultural research and extension services so that they are unable to serve the needs of smallholder ...
Wheat Facts and Futures 2009
Wheat genetic resources enhancement by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) acts as a catalyst and leader in a global maize and wheat innovation network that serves the poor in the developing world. Drawing on strong science and effective ...
Assessing impacts of maize research through a livelihoods lens: findings and lessons from the hill regions of Mexico and Nepal
A livelihood approach to impact assessment (IA), by integrating livelihood and economic analyses, permits a more comprehensive assessment than does conventional IA. CIMMYT recently completed two studies on the impacts of ...
Getting the focus right: production constraints for six major food crops in Asian and African farming systems
To determine the most important production constraints and associated yield losses for six major food crops in 13 farming systems with high poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and East Asia, surveys were conducted ...
Challenges of the maize seed industry in eastern and southern Africa: A compelling case for private-public intervention to promote growth
Following the liberalization and restructuring of the seed sector, the maize seed industry in eastern and southern Africa has witnessed a proliferation of private seed companies. Whereas the total number of registered maize ...
Strategic approaches to targeting technology generation: assessing the coincidence of poverty and drought-prone crop production
The world's poorest and most vulnerable farmers on the whole have not benefited from international agricultural research and development. Past efforts have tried to increase the production of countries in more favourable ...