First set your priorities
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CTA. 1999. First set your priorities . Spore 83. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Agricultural Research Priority Setting: Information Investments for the Improved Use of Research Resources. Edited by B Mills. ISNAR. 1998. 147 pp. ISBN 92 9118 040 8.Single copies are free of charge to developing country individuals and institutions
Managers of national agricultural research organisations are usually constrained by limited financial and human resources. Research programmes always follow priority setting procedures, although they are not always formalised nor even arrived at consciously. The advantage of formalising these procedures is that priority setting becomes more transparent, scarce resources are more conscientiously allocated, and the goals of the research can be achieved more efficiently and effectively. Similarly, socioeconomists and others who implement priority setting processes need concrete advice on how to undertake each step. Agricultural Research Priority Setting leads readers through the main steps and questions involved in setting priorities in agricultural research organisations at programme level. The book concludes with examples from the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). One of the practical applications of the methods presented in the book includes a priority setting exercise for commodity programmes for snap beans and cabbage. Some of the exercises use spreadsheets that are included on an enclosed computer diskette and offer help in doing some of the calculations. Agricultural Research Priority Setting: Information Investments for the Improved Use of Research Resources. Edited by B Mills. ISNAR. 1998. 147 pp. ISBN 92 9118 040 8.Single copies are free of charge to developing country individuals and institutions working in the areas of agricultural research policy, organisation, and management. To request a free publication, write a brief letter, preferably on your organisation's letterhead, and send it to: Publication Services, International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR) PO Box 933752509 AJ The Hague, The Netherlands Fax: +31 70 381 9677 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cgiar.org/isnar/