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Making the farmer's voice count: issues and opportunities for promoting farmer-responsive research



Making the farmer's voice count: issues and opportunities for promoting farmer-responsive research



Journal for Farming Systems Research Extension 4(1): 139-161



Experience from industry and agriculture has shown that user participation is a critical ingredient for relevant and efficient technology development. Systematic involvement of farmers, particularly resource-poor farmers, in decision-making about research agendas and priorities has been weak, however, in most public sector agricultural research organizations in developing countries.

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