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New wheat varieties and the small farmer
The distribution of the benefits of new agricultural technologies is the subject of continuing controversy, especially following the widespread adoption of new wheat and rice varieties in developing countries over the last ...
Ventajas comparativas y política agrícola para la producción de trigo en Ecuador
This study examines three interrelated subjects: the decrease of wheat production and increasing wheat imports in Ecuador, the feasibility of wheat production in this country from the point of view of resource use efficiency, ...
La investigación y la extensión sobre el manejo de cultivos: los productos y sus efectos en la productividad
Este estudio presenta una metodología (en cinco pasos) para evaluar los efectos de la información y las tecnologías generadas por un programa de investigación sobre el manejo de cultivos (IMC). Se demuestra la tecnología ...
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 ...
Crop management research and extension: The products and their impact on productivity
This study presents a methodology (in five steps) for assessing the impact of information and technologies generated by a crop management research (CMR) program. The methodology is demonstrated by estimating the return to ...
Technical change in maize production: a global perspective
The stages of technological change in maize production in commercial and small-scale semisubsistence systems are discussed and variation in the use of improved varieties/hybrids and adoption of associated inputs are noted. ...
Planning technologies appropriate to farmers: concepts and procedures
We have prepared this Manual for professionals involved in research on improving agricultural technology for farmers. We believe that it will be useful to both biological scientists and social scientists and that parts of ...
The increasing role of wheat consumption and imports in the developing world
This study presents in detail the themes explored in the CIMMYT publication, World Wheat Facts and Trends, Report 2 (1983). It looks at changes in wheat consumption in developing countries, examines the increasing importance ...