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Crop-Livestock Interactions and livelihoods in the indo-gangetic plains, India: a regional synthesis
The research and development community faces the challenge of sustaining crop productivity gains, improving rural livelihoods, and securing environmental sustainability in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP). This calls for a ...
External review and impact assessment of the african highlands initiative (AHI): program evaluation report
It is widely acknowledged that INRM is a means of achieving the CGIAR’s multiple goals of food security, poverty alleviation, and protection of the natural environment. The CGIAR has defined INRM as "a way of doing ...
Maize-rice cropping systems in Bangladesh: status and research opportunities
Responding to demand from expanding poultry feed markets, maize area in Bangladesh rose from only a few thousand hectares in the 1980s to more than 200,000 hectares in 2007-08. This publication describes the rise of maize ...
From agronomic data to farmer recommendations
This manual presents a set of procedures for doing an economic analysis of on-farm agronomic experiments wich will help in selecting treatments for furter experimentation and for developing farmer recommendations. The ...
Economic and livelihood impacts of maize research in hill regions in Mexico and Nepal: including a method for collecting and analyzing spatial data using Google Earth
To fully assess the impact of new technologies on farmers we need to shift the focus of research from ‘crops’ or ‘commodities’ to the impact pathway which links improved crop germplasm and management to household well-being. ...
An analysis of the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and Southern Africa
The publication describes outcomes of a study conducted in 2007/08 to analyze the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and southern Africa. The objectives of the study were to provide ...
Manual for conducting socioeconomic surveys through pocket portable device assistants (PDAs) and personal computers: Version 1.0 EN (English), July 2009
These programs were developed at CIMMYT for conducting field socioeconomic surveys by means of expand PDAs and expand PCs. The process of collecting data in the PDA or PC consists of designing the survey on the PC, taking ...
Fertilizer in les Cayes, Haiti: addressing market imperfections with farm-based policy analysis
CIMMYT's methods for on-farm research (OFR) are now being implemented by many national programs, helping them to identify improved and appropriate technologies for target groups of farmers. These experiences have contributed ...
Demonstrations of an interdisciplinary approach to planning adaptive agricultural research programmes
(CIMMYT Eastern African Economics Programme, 1979)
Area based development programmes aimed at improving the incomes of small farmers are a major concern of governments in less developed countries. New technology is the foundation of these prograrmnes and the selection of ...