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Is international agricultural research a global public good? The case of rice biofortification

Sally Brooks
2011 Journal of Peasant Studies  
'food systems' research (Combs et al. 1996) , these scientists envisaged a 'new paradigm' for agricultural research in which agriculture would be mobilized as 'an instrument for human health' (Graham  ...  to science-policy strategists making the case for agricultural research outputs as GPGs and donors in search of simple, 'silver bullet' solutions.  ... 
doi:10.1080/03066150.2010.538581 pmid:21485456 fatcat:555ks5y6xvgdrkambxfex6vwta


2016 Experimental Agriculture  
SUMMARY Innovation Platforms (IPs) have become a popular vehicle in agricultural research for development (AR4D).  ...  This study evaluates the impact of mature IPs in AR4D by analysing the success factors of eight case studies across three continents.  ...  We are grateful for the support provided by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0014479716000752 fatcat:dbps2ewpejhiblrvgmlgh6ndcy


Meetu Gupta, Rakesh Pant
2017 International journal of research - granthaalayah  
Knowledge of PG students and research scholars about the information, information sources, university library, information searching, library consortia, internet etc. assessed in the present study.  ...  They save their time in finding the information.  ...  Research Methodology A survey method was adapted for the present study.  ... 
doi:10.29121/granthaalayah.v5.i2.2017.1738 fatcat:on2j2enxkramvphqwq2ce3t2ii

Awareness and Use of E-resources: A Case Study of Mohinder Singh Randhawa Punjab Agricultural University Library, Ludhiana

Kulveen Kaur, Kiran Kathuria
2016 DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology  
The findings of the study revealed that electronic resources have become an integral part of the information for various features such as easy download and fast searching capability.  ...  Present paper focuses on the use and awareness of various e-resources available in Punjab Agricultural University Library. The use of consortia and e-databases is also analysed.  ...  Electronic information resources have become integral part of libraries and form an invaluable tool for teaching, learning, and research.  ... 
doi:10.14429/djlit.36.6.9640 fatcat:g3s4dgp4k5bdnmqyxzrssnz524

The impact of HIV and AIDS research: a case study from Swaziland

Alan Whiteside, Fiona E Henry
2011 Health Research Policy and Systems  
The Report 'Reviewing 'Emergencies' for Swaziland: Shifting the Paradigm in a New Era' published in 2007 bought together social and economic indicators.  ...  Following a targeted communications effort, the report was believed to have raised the profile of the issue and Swaziland -a success story for HIV and AIDS research.  ...  Acknowledgements and funding This work was supported by the DFID Research Partner's Consortium (ABBA) and the donors of the Joint Funding Arrangement.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1478-4505-9-s1-s9 pmid:21679390 pmcid:PMC3121140 fatcat:bazy7j4q5jh33lgp4yc46r4lou

AgClimate: a case study in participatory decision support system development

N. E. Breuer, V. E. Cabrera, K. T. Ingram, K. Broad, P. E. Hildebrand
2007 Climatic Change  
The overall process is an example of how decision makers can participate in the research process, thereby improving the value and relevance of research products such as decision support systems.  ...  Survey results affected the design, development, and enhancement of AgClimate, a web-based decision support system for minimizing climate risks to agriculture.  ...  to the research developing tools for the DSS.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10584-007-9323-7 fatcat:m5vcedumjnhwhkncs7x4w2wwze

Towards value-creating and sustainable open data ecosystems: A comparative case study and a research agenda

Bastiaan Van Loenen, Anneke Zuiderwijk, Glenn Vancauwenberghe, Francisco J. Lopez-Pellicer, Ingrid Mulder, Charalampos Alexopoulos, Rikke Magnussen, Mubashrah Saddiqa, Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Joep Crompvoets, Andrea Polini, Barbara Re (+1 others)
2021 JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy & Open Government  
The objective of the current study is twofold: 1) to investigate whether existing open data systems meet the requirements of open data ecosystems, and 2) to develop a research agenda that discusses the  ...  Our comparative case study of five open data systems in various application domains and countries highlighted that none of these systems are real open data ecosystems: they often do not balance open data  ...  We applied an explorative research approach resulting in an assessment based on expert judgements for a limited number of cases.  ... 
doi:10.29379/jedem.v13i2.644 fatcat:i6f74pvtvnbytgthfj6mxllz54

Establishing digital collections in a scientific research library network: part one of a case study from CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Agnès Ponsati, Mercedes Baquero
2004 Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community  
This article describes the process that CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) followed from [2001][2002][2003] in developing a new centralized model to enable more effective acquisition  ...  The distribution by subject is in accordance with CSIC research areas; biology and biomedicine, food technology, materials technology, physical technologies, chemical technologies, agricultural sciences  ...  Changes and solutions undertaken Changes which had already been introduced in 2001 had an effect on contracting resources for 2002.  ... 
doi:10.1629/17281 fatcat:i43dasjfajhkzimygfbpuui6fu

Combining Multifunctionality and Ecosystem Services into a Win-Win Solution. The Case Study of the Serchio River Basin (Tuscany—Italy)

Massimo Rovai, Maria Andreoli
2016 Agriculture  
In this framework, the paper presents as a case study the project "Farmers as Custodians of a Territory."  ...  it from most of the case studies given in the literature.  ...  Acknowledgments: The study of "Farmers as custodians of a territory" has been funded by ARSIA Project: "Il ruolo delle aziende agricole nella tutela idraulica e idrogeologica dei territori montani.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agriculture6040049 fatcat:tl3uzhwgsnezxoqlqj2scr6sam

Relationship between innovation and networks in chestnut value chain: A case study in Italy

Focacci Marco, Meo Isabella De, Paletto Alessandro
2018 Journal of Forest Science  
The study was conducted in the Mugello-Val di Sieve area in the Tuscany region (Italy). A participatory value chain analysis approach was used for the strengthening of the local chestnut value chain.  ...  The data were collected by administering a questionnaire to a sample of 126 chestnut growers (83 chestnut growers enrolled and 43 not enrolled in the Consortium of "Marrone del Mugello Protected Geographical  ...  We have shown that the tool can be used as an aid to define the most important actions and strategies for the development of the "Marrone del Mugello PGI" value chain in an effective, efficient and ethical  ... 
doi:10.17221/104/2017-jfs fatcat:etdndyqzb5dhneeetpttavbp74

The Policy Enabling Environment for Climate Smart Agriculture: A Case Study of California

Josette Lewis, Jessica Rudnick
2019 Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems  
Climate smart agriculture (CSA) provides a framework for balancing multiple dimensions of agriculture and food systems in an era of climate change: addressing agricultural contributions to global greenhouse  ...  This case serves to summarize and analyze the implemented CSA initiatives in one of most productive and well-resourced agricultural regions of the world; however, lessons learned from California can serve  ...  Davis for their thoughtful and insightful feedback through the development of this project.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fsufs.2019.00031 fatcat:yua3yhcvdbb23k7ndetlrydazm

Integrating Population, Health, and Environment Programs with Contraceptive Distribution in Rural Ethiopia: A Qualitative Case Study

Lianne Gonsalves, Samuel E. Donovan, Victoria Ryan, Peter J. Winch
2015 Studies in family planning  
Because of the complex nature of PHE organizations, researchers often find it difficult to effectively document and evaluate their programs.  ...  In rural Ethiopia, environmental degradation and a shortage of arable land impose a major toll on the population.  ...  Thanks also to the staff of EWNRA and the PHE Ethiopia Consortium for their support.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1728-4465.2015.00014.x pmid:25753058 fatcat:v7rqr44jjbdxdmh6xa3bahqouy

Public-Academic Library Collaboration: A Case Study of an Instructional House and Property History Research Program for the Public

John Lawton, Heather Lawton
2009 The American Archivist  
A b s t r a c t This case study of public-academic library collaboration examines how both types of institutions can combine their strengths to provide focused research instruction more effectively than  ...  The authors partnered to create a public presentation that details the many house, neighborhood, and land history resources available at local repositories and that describes the often complex process  ...  A familiar and rather formal type of relationship in which libraries have participated for many decades is a consortium, a business agreement among libraries to share resources or services for the benefit  ... 
doi:10.17723/aarc.72.2.4466681254157r34 fatcat:bqux52cfcfhexgwkjycw5yh7ra

Electronic Book Collection Development in Italy: a case study

Agnese Perrone
2009 IFLA Journal  
The paper reports the results of a research project that aimed to investigate how academic librarians are managing the integration of electronic book collections in their library holdings and focuses on  ...  The background is represented by the Italian academic libraries that have been lately involved in electronic book collection development projects, and by the Italian digital publishing e-books offer.  ...  Moreover, the results of the research are strictly related to the moment in which the case study was carried out.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0340035209352422 fatcat:nuwrpx5sqbeztfkn6r3xt6kyxe

Research Evaluation as a Policy Design Tool: Mapping Approaches Across a Set of Case Studies

Valeria Papponetti, Massimiano Bucchi
2007 Social Science Research Network  
Each case study provides an outline of the strategies devised to improve the domestic science system; offers a map of the main actors of science policy and introduces the main performers of research assessment  ...  The study shows that approaches vary significantly from case to case and that it is not always possible to identify a clear research evaluation framework.  ...  This paper provides an overview of research evaluation practices across a set of case studies.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.999929 fatcat:vgcmwk5s2fhvtglh2v3daexszi
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