July 20, 2011

A Review: Prioritizing Agricultural Research for Development

Prioritizing Agricultural Research for Development: Experiences and Lessons (2009) was edited by David A Raitzer from the Center for International Forestry Research and George W Norton from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

This book looks at the need to guide limited public resources to the area of research in agriculture that has the greatest potential to benefit the poor along with the environment. It is a compilation of valuable experiences that intend to return the focus back to how decisions are made regarding the use of research resources. The intention is to offer a unique menu of options and lessons for future research planning efforts by NARS institutes and their international partners.

This publication is split into four parts; it presents both experiences and innovations with priority assessment methods in Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and its partners at various levels. Each chapter presents and appraises one or more methods that have been used in priority assessments and shares the strength and weaknesses that each method encountered. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers

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