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CIMMYT’s work focuses on reducing poverty and hunger by sustainably increasing the productivity of maize- and wheat-based farming systems. Of the poor who depend on maize and wheat for their livelihoods and food security, ...
Linking agricultural research with the agribusiness community from a pro-poor perspective: the importance of human capital development
Improved crop varieties are a key output of agricultural research and have contributed to significant increases in agricultural production and productivity However, the benefits from advances in plant breeding have often ...
Legal issues in the use of geospatial data and tools for agriculture and natural resource management: a primer
This paper reviews concepts of intellectual Property and other legal issues relating to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used in agriculture and natural resource management. Topics covered include copyright, patents, ...
Investment in agricultural research: some economic principles
This study aims at providing managers of agricultural research programs in developing countries with some guidelines for research resource allocation. Although various formal models are reviewed, the approach is a pragmatic ...
The design and management of call system training in on-farm research
This paper, intended for those engaged in training national research and extension personnel in on-farm research (OFR) methods, summarizes the experiences of the CIMMYT Economics Program, in collaboration with members of ...
Why has impact assessment research not made more of a difference?
This documet-contains the proceedings of an international conference on impact assessment research held in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 4-7 February 2002. Co-organized by the Economics Program of the International Maize and ...
CIMMYT's formal training activities: perceptions of impact from former trainees, NARS research leaders, and CIMMYT scientists
This report provides information on the impact of CIMMYT training, based on a set of background interviews with center staff, reviews of relevant data and documents provided by CIMMYT, and two surveys: one of research ...
Impacts of international research on intertemporal yield stability in wheat and maize: an economic assessment
Critics of modern maize and wheat varieties (MVs) have suggested that, in developing countries, yields of these varieties vary more from season to season than yields of farmers’ traditional varieties, thereby exposing ...
Diseño y manejo de los cursos del sistema de llamadas sobre la investigacion en fincas
Este documento, destinado a todas aquellas personas dedicadas a la capacitación de personal nacional de Investigación y extensión en los métodos de la Investigación en fincas (IEF), resume las experiencias del Programa de ...