Designing an IPM Research Strategy to Benefit Poor Producers and Consumers in Honduras
Sparger, J. Adam
Norton, George W.
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Agricultural research organizations face pressure to justify investments in agricultural research and need tools to allocate their resources such that the resulting research portfolio has the largest impact across multiple objectives. These tools should use available information so that the allocation exercise is flexible and low cost. This paper describes a simple mechanism for assessing ex-ante impacts of agricultural research on population subgroups. Economic surplus analysis is combined with household data to predict the impacts of agricultural research in integrated pest management technologies for eggplants, onions, peppers, and tomatoes on overall efficiency and poverty reduction in Honduras.