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A.I.D. research and development abstracts

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Byrnes, Kerry J. (main author)
Format:
Bulletin
Publication Date:
1990-01-01
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
development, education, energy, environment, evaluation, extension, extension programs, extension systems, farming systems, farming systems research, food, health programs, linkages, nutrition policy, policies, private sector, research, rural development, technology transfer, women
Notes:
Kerry J. Byrnes Collection, United States Agency for International Development. A.I.D. evaluation special study, no. 67. 43 pages., A.I.D.'s experience with farming systems research and extension (FSR/E) has been mixed. FSR/E projects have provided opportunities for developing country professionals to acquire training and field experience in this new approach to research. However, most projects have bot had the impact on technology development and transfer or institutionalization of FSR/E as had been assumed in project designs. This report, based on a case study review of evaluations of 12 A.I.D.-funded projects, synthesizes the Agency's experience with FSR/E from the mid-1970's to the mid-1980's and assesses the impact of these projects on agricultural development.