Why has animal research had minimal impact on rural poverty alleviation in Asia

TitleWhy has animal research had minimal impact on rural poverty alleviation in Asia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsOrskov, ER
JournalAsian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Volume13
Pagination350-351
Keywordsagricultural research, Agriculture (General): Research [AA500], Asia, attitudes, constraints, economic impact, Economics (General): Labour and Employment: Income and Poverty [EE950], farmers, income, institutions, journals, livestock farming, Poverty, poverty alleviation, property, publications, research institutes, research workers, rural areas, rural development
Abstract

In this paper some reasons why agricultural research workers often fail to assist in rural poverty alleviation is discussed. It is postulated that the reward systems need to be changed from rewards based on publications in international journals and trade support to one based on impact on income generation for small farmers. Such changes are not easy and need changes in attitudes by Institutions but failure to do that will prevent agricultural research workers from making an impact on rural poverty alleviation as research workers, like other people, appreciate rewards be it financial or peer recognition