Analysis of Participatory Research Projects in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
AbstractThrough a survey of scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in 2004, this study assessed the extent to which participatory methods had been used by the center, how they were perceived by the scientists, and how participatory research could be applied more effectively by CIMMYT and partners. Results for 19 CIMMYT projects suggest among other things that participatory approaches at the center were largely “functional”—that is, aimed at improving the efficiency and relevance of research—and had in fact added value to the research efforts. The authors suggest that CIMMYT should (1) create a more conducive environment for scientists to share experiences on such approaches and (2) better document their impacts on farmers’ livelihoods and well-being.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in its series Impact Studies with number 56099.
Date of creation: 2006
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Economic analysis; Research projects; Research methods; Quantitative analysis; Surveys; Statistics; Evaluation; Scientists; Research institutions; Mexico.; Crop Production/Industries; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; E10; A50;
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