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Assessing impacts of maize research through a livelihoods lens: findings and lessons from the hill regions of Mexico and Nepal
A livelihood approach to impact assessment (IA), by integrating livelihood and economic analyses, permits a more comprehensive assessment than does conventional IA. CIMMYT recently completed two studies on the impacts of ...
Increasing the impacts of participatory research
Farmer participation in agricultural research can improve the efficiency and impact of the research. This functional component of participatory research includes the identification of traits that guide crop breeders' work. ...
Adoption and economic impact of improved wheat varieties in the developing world
During the past century wheat breeders have produced a large number of genetically improved wheat lines and varieties. This activity has led to widespread adoption of improved varieties, a steady increase in average wheat ...