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This study analyzes the patterns of public resource allocation in rice research in Nepal. The resource allocation for rice research was approximated based on the full-time equivalent (FTE) of researcher time spent on rice research. A simple congruence model modified by expected rate of research progress and equity criteria was used to investigate the gap between the actual and normative investment patterns across different types of rice production environments. The results show a substantial underinvestment in rice research in general but more so in rainfed areas and in the Teraiagroecological zone. The use of modifiers amplified the extent of underinvestment inrainfed environments. The options for addressing these imbalances and the overallimplications for resource allocation for rice research in Nepal are discussed.

Keywords: congruence analysis ; public investment ; resource allocation ; rice research

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Food Security and Poverty

Production Economics

Issue Date: 2011

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN 0049-8599 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/155536 Published in: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Volume 50, Number 4 Page range: 305-324

Total Pages: 20

JEL Codes: Q 160; Q 190

Series Statement: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 50 (2011)

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Record appears in: Humboldt University of Berlin > Department of Agricultural Economics > Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture





Autor: Gauchan, Devendra ; Pandey, Sushil

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/155536?ln=en







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