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Including dietary concerns in on-farm research: an example from Imbabura, Ecuador
The results of a qualitative dietary survey carried out in Imbabura, Ecuador, are described. Attention is given to the application of this; information to the planning of on-farm experimentation for the same region. ...
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, ...
Data collection, site selection and farmer participation in on-farm experimentation
This paper contains suggestions for improving data collection during on-farm experimentation. Besides providing agronomic data, the experimental phase of on-farm research can be a source of other valuable information. ...
Recommendation domains: a framework for on-farm research
This paper provides a thorough examination of the concept of; the recommendation domain. It outlines the use of the concept in different stages of on-farm research, pro; vides examples of recommendation domains as used in ...
An economic analysis of the abonera maize production system in the Atlantic Coast of Honduras
This paper compares the economics of the abonera maize production system, in which maize is grown in rotation with a green manure crop (velvetbean, mucuna deeringiana), with traditional bush-fallow cultivation of maize in ...
Genetic change in farmer-recycled maize seed: a review of the evidence
This paper summarizes what is known about farm-level maize seed management practices and reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence regarding the relationship between farmers’ seed recycling practices and the genetic ...
Understanding farm level technology adoption: lessons learned from CIMMYT's micro surveys in Eastern Africa
Drawing on a series of technology adoption studies carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with national agricultural research systems in Eastern Africa during 1996-98, ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...