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Cover for Maize technologies and rural poverty reduction in Ethiopia.

In the past four decades, more than 40 improved maize varieties, including hybrids and open-pollinated varieties, have been developed and released in Ethiopia by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research in collaboration with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre. Most...

Author(s)
Zeng, D.; Alwang, J.; Norton, G. W.; Shiferaw, B.; Jaleta, M.; Yirga, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts of improved bean varieties on poverty and food security in Uganda and Rwanda.

This chapter documents the spread and determinants of adoption of improved bean cultivars in Uganda and Rwanda, assesses the causal impact of crop genetic improvement in beans on household welfare and examines the impact of adoption of improved beans on household food security.

Author(s)
Larochelle, C.; Alwang, J.; Norton, G. W.; Katungi, E.; Labarta, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Prioritizing agricultural research for development: experiences and lessons.

This book shows how a diversity of methods have been used to fit specific CGIAR Centre contexts (whether global and regional, or research-focused on genetic improvement or natural resources management), with more emphasis on simpler and more transparent methods that are readily understandable to a...

Author(s)
Raitzer, D. A.; Norton, G. W.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction to prioritizing agricultural research for development.

The rationale for systematic assessment of priorities for agricultural research for development is explained and introduced in this chapter. A brief overview is provided on the evolution of agricultural-research-for-development portfolios and institutional contexts, particularly the expansion of...

Author(s)
Raitzer, D. A.; Norton, G. W.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Synthesis and options for enhanced priority assessment for agricultural and natural resources research.

Lessons are synthesized from chapters in this book, and a possible way forward is suggested for meeting priority assessment challenges under the multiple objectives of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Centers, National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) and other...

Author(s)
Norton, G. W.; Raitzer, D. A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Participatory impact pathways analysis (PIPA) and research priority assessment.

Participatory impact pathways analysis (PIPA) is an evolving tool that offers project managers a deeper understanding of the results that projects might attain with specific partners so as to help set priorities and support funding proposals. In a participatory manner, two groups of information are ...

Author(s)
Douthwaite, B.; Alvarez, S.; Keatinge, J. D. H.; Mackay, R.; Thiele, G.; Watts, J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Research priority assessment at the International Potato Center (CIP).

Since the 1990s, CIP has employed formal economic ex ante and ex post assessment of research to help guide research resource allocation at the Center. Initial work in the mid-1990s on ex ante priority assessment developed estimates of anticipated impacts for each constraints-based project in the...

Author(s)
Fuglie, K. O.; Thiele, G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture's (IITA) experience in priority assessment of agricultural research.

This chapter documents International Institute of Tropical Agriculture's (IITA) experience in conducting priority assessment of agricultural research for development. For many years, IITA was defining its priorities mostly through consultation with its stakeholders. Following the recommendation of...

Author(s)
Manyong, V. M.; Sanogo, D.; Alene, A. D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Priority assessment at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR): confronting the challenges of a policy-oriented natural resources management research portfolio.

This chapter reviews the history of systematic attempts to select research priorities for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), beginning with the four sets of consultative processes used to identify the initial priorities suggested for the Center at establishment, of which...

Author(s)
Raitzer, D. A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Research evaluation and priority assessment at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT): continuing cycles of learning to improve impacts.

This chapter documents the research priority assessment methods used at the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Research evaluation and priority assessment have evolved to provide continuous cycles of learning to improve impacts. Prior to 1992, research...

Author(s)
Ndjeunga, J.; Bantilan, C.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter

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