Agricultural research, livelihoods, and poverty

Agricultural research, livelihoods, and poverty

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Those who study global poverty and ways to reduce it face a perennial set of questions: Do advances in knowledge, research, and technology make a real difference in the lives of poor people? What effect does research have on the poor? Who benefits? The contributors to Agricultural Research, Livelihoods, and Poverty shed light on these questions through a collection of case studies that explore the types of impact that agricultural research has had on livelihoods and poverty in low-income countries.Even technologies that are designed to be adapted to less favored areas and poor farmersa#39; conditions may not be suitable without ... of technologies to men and women; for instance, women may have less access to credit for purchasing hybrid maize but better access to ... Participatory or action research processes can strengthen the human and social capital asset base when knowledge is generatedanbsp;...

Title:Agricultural research, livelihoods, and poverty
Author: Adato, Michelle, Meinzen-Dick, Ruth
Publisher:Intl Food Policy Res Inst - 2007-06-11

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