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Cover for Overview of impact assessment methodologies.

The ultimate interest of investors in agricultural research and development (R&D) is the extent to which their investment eventually bears a positive outcome on the lives of the poor and hungry people of developing nations without seriously harming the natural resource base. Consequently, most...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Babu, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluating agricultural research and extension in Tanzania: the production function approach.

Agricultural research in Tanzania began in 1923 on sorghum and cotton. Since then, the number of research stations and institutions involved in agricultural research has increased. However, there are very few evaluations of the performance of agricultural research. This study uses the production...

Author(s)
Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The economic impact of investments in cassava research in Uganda.

Cassava plays a major role in both household and national food security in Uganda. However, cassava production in Uganda has been threatened by cassava mosaic disease. The government has made concerted efforts to evaluate, multiply and distribute new cassava planting materials in most districts....

Author(s)
Bua, A.; Acola, G.; Adupa, R. L.; Otim-Nape, G. W.; Baguma, Y. K.; Sserunkuma, D.; Manyong, V.; Coulibaly, O.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of investments in livestock research and development programmes in South Africa.

This study assesses the economic impact of livestock production research and development (R&D) programmes in South Africa from 1970 to 1996. The objectives of the analysis are to estimate the costs and returns to investments in livestock improvement schemes. The net present values (NPVs) and...

Author(s)
Mokoena, M. R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter