Agricultural research for resource-poor farmers: Part I: Transfer-of-technology and farming systems research
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In this article, the authors argue that there are specific environmental, political, social, and methodological constraints facing resource-poor farmers which impede their agricultural productivity. Consequently, the authors suggest, there must be a reevaluation of agricultural research and the strategies used to transfer technology to farmers. Instead of scientists determining priorities and appropriate technologies, research should facilitate the farmers' selection of issues and responses.