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Livelihoods, poverty and targeting in the Indo-Gangetic Plains : a spatial mapping approach
This study develops a spatial mapping methodology as a tool to guide priority-setting and targeting of poverty-alleviation activities. It applies this tool to the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia, the target domain of ...
Livelihoods-based impact assessment in the rice-wheat farming system of South Asia
This article reports on an ex-ante impact study in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia. The study, guided by a livelihoods approach, developed a spatial-mapping methodology based on secondary data for 18 variables which ...
Quantitative analysis of data from participatory methods in plant breeding
Although participatory plant breeding (PPB) is gaining greater acceptance worldwide, the techniques needed to analyze the data from participatory methodologies in the context of plant breeding are still not well known or ...
Participatory research practice at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
This study assessed the extent to which participatory methods had been used by CIMMYT, and how the scientists perceived them. Results suggest that participatory approaches at the Center were largely 'functional' - that is, ...
Operationalising participatory research and gender analysis: new research and assessment approaches
Participatory research approaches are increasingly popular with scientists working for poverty alleviation, sustainable rural development, and social change. This introduction offers an overview of the special issue of ...
Operationalising participatory research and farmer-to-farmer extension: the Kamayoq in Peru
While rural poverty is endemic in the Andean region, structural adjustment programmes have led to a dismemberment of agricultural research and extension services so that they are unable to serve the needs of smallholder ...