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Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is unusual among SADCC countries in producing most of its own wheat. Between 1965 and 1975, rapid growth in wheat production transformed the nation from a net wheat importer to a net exporter. Although wheat ...
Creating an on-farm research program in Ecuador: the case of INIAP's production research program
This paper describes the use of collaborative on-farm research in the development of improved maize technology for representative farmers in an Andean region. Featured elements include a description of the research process, ...
Dryland wheat in India: the impact of technical change and future research challenges
This study focuses on the dryland wheat areas of central and southern India (over half of India's total rainfed wheat area), where wheat is produced on deep vertisols in a fallow wheat system depending heavily on the ...
Institutionalizing the role of the economist in national agricultural research institutes
The evolution of the role of economists in agricultural research institutes (ARIs) over the past two decades is described. A framework for determining relevant research activities for economists in ARIs is presented, with ...
Land prices, land rents, and technological change: evidence from Pakistan
The relationship between technological change and land values is investigated for both rainfed and irrigated areas of Pakistan's most important wheat producing province, the Punjab. An attempt is made to link regional ...
Linking global and local approaches to agricultural technology development: the role of participatory plant breeding research in the CGIAR
This paper describes the current state of international plant breeding research and explains why centralized approach to germplasm improvement, so successful in the past, is being transformed by decentralized local breeding ...
Technical change, productivity, and sustainability in irrigated cropping systems of South Asia: emerging issues in the post-green revolution era
Recent trends in South Asia's Irrigated cropping systems are analyzed, giving particular attention to systems in which wheat is an important crop. Much of the recent success in increasing food production in South Asia is ...
The economic returns to institutional innovations in national agricultural research: on-farm research in IDIAP 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 ...
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 ...
Returns to wheat research in Nepal
An economic surplus approach is used to analyze economic returns to wheat research (primarily breeding) in Nepal. During the past 30 years, investment in wheat research has generated an internal rate of return ranging from ...