Strategic breeding investments for legume expansion: Lessons learned from the comparison of Groundnut and Pigeonpea, Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series NUmber 1

Mausch, K and Chiwaula, L and Irshad, A and Bantilan, M C S (2012) Strategic breeding investments for legume expansion: Lessons learned from the comparison of Groundnut and Pigeonpea, Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series NUmber 1. [Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series]

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Abstract

Sustained, well-targeted, and effectively used investments in agricultural R&D improved productivity worldwide and thereby contributed to food security. In this context, research spillover effects refer to situations in which a technology that is developed for a specific target region or product is also applicable to other locations or products that are not targeted during the research process. (Deb/Bantilan 2001) The focus of this paper is the comparative analysis of spillover effects and the distribution of benefits across countries in Asia and Africa that arise from research in groundnut and pigeonpea. Efforts to quantify these effects have shown that the contribution of spillover effects to the overall impact can be substantial at times. After illustrating the basis for the transferability measurement, the application of the concept is outlined and results for the two crops are compared. To maximize impact from international agricultural research, the thorough understanding of varietal movement and benefit levels across countries and regions is crucial for future success.

Item Type: Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series
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Series Name: Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Number 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spillover effects, Agricultural research, Priority setting, Groundnut, Pigeonpea
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2012 06:29
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2016 08:27
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6359
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