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Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR). Conference (01 : 2000 : Dresden, Germany)
Personal / corporate author: Waters-Bayer, Ann
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Mainstream agricultural research has focused primarily on technical and biological aspects and is aimed at controlling or manipulating nature through the use of external inputs, such as agricultural chemicals or super seed. In developing countries, the results of this research have benefited some resource-rich farmers in well-endowed areas, were suitable to only a limited extent for poorer farmers in the more favourable areas, and were ¿ in most cases ¿ completely inappropriate for small-scale farmers in marginal areas, e.g. in the mountains or the drylands. Conventional agricultural research has thus by-passed a large proportion of the poorer farmers in developing countries.
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