Download Prioritizing Agricultural Research for Development: by David A Raitzer, George Norton PDF

By David A Raitzer, George Norton

Systematic empirical research is required to assist consultant restricted public assets to these learn components that experience the best capability to provide merits for the negative and the surroundings. targeting precedence environment practices utilised in numerous foreign agricultural examine institutes, this e-book discusses genuine global reviews and techniques with precedence review equipment. Chapters current techniques which were used to articulate, discover and verify impression pathways and learn priorities, whereas additionally contemplating their strengths and weaknesses and drawing jointly methodological classes.

Show description

Read Online or Download Prioritizing Agricultural Research for Development: Experiences and Lessons PDF

Best agricultural sciences books

Soil~Plant Relationships: An Ecological Approach

Soil-plant relationships as soon as had a restricted which means. To the coed of agriculture it intended growing optimal stipulations for plant development. To the ecologist it intended explaining a few plant neighborhood distribu­ tion styles by means of correlation with soil sort or stipulations. This twin view has been drastically extended at an educational point via the invention of the atmosphere as a pragmatic operating unit.

A short course in soil-structure engineering of deep foundations, excavations and tunnels

CD contains scholar variations of the OASYS software program programs 'FREW' and 'Safe'. summary: makes a speciality of the 3 significant geotechnical demanding situations of static soil-structure interplay difficulties: Deep foundations - piles, barrettes, Multi-propped deep excavations, and Bored and open face tunnels underneath towns.

Tropical Rain Forests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison

The 1st variation of Tropical Rain Forests: an Ecological and Biogeographical comparability exploded the parable of ‘the rain woodland’ as a unmarried, uniform entity. in fact, the key tropical rain woodland areas, in tropical the US, Africa, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and New Guinea, have as many variations as similarities, because of their isolation from one another in the course of the evolution in their floras and faunas.

An introduction to drip irrigation systems

Drip Irrigation process is now a longtime approach to irrigation in water scarce components however it is additionally gaining value in water considerable parts. during this expertise, the cropped box is irrigated within the shut region of root region of crop. It reduces water loss happening via evaporation, conveyance and distribution.

Additional resources for Prioritizing Agricultural Research for Development: Experiences and Lessons

Example text

Policy research and natural resource management generally work in new contexts with new mechanisms and so predicting outcomes and impacts is much harder. Furthermore, they have a more evolutionary nature where objectives emerge in unpredictable ways as new information is gathered, and effectiveness and outcomes may be highly site-specific based upon local needs and adaptation processes. PIPA is a tool for surfacing and describing stakeholders’ theories about these contexts (through network mapping), the mechanisms the project will use (through the outcomes logic models) and the expected outcomes and impacts.

2008) Using programme theory to evaluate complicated and complex aspects of interventions. Evaluation 14, 29–48. W. E. (2003) Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, 7th edn. Sage, Thousand Oaks, California. , Horton, D. and Minde, I. (2003) Impact pathway analysis: an approach to strengthening the impact orientation of agricultural research. Agricultural Systems 78, 267–285. Suchman, E. (1962) Evaluation Research: Principles and Practice in Public Service and Social Action Programs. Russell Sage Foundation, New York.

Teams of scientists reached group consensus of technical assessments for specific projects for each agro-ecological zone where the productivity constraint was thought to be significant. This technical assessment included judgements from scientists on the likelihood of the project to improve crop yield or value, change production costs and on the likely adoption rate. Once estimates were formed for agro-ecological zones, revisions were made for individual countries in a zone based on factors specific to that country.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 26 votes