Targeting and impact analysis of Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) technologies
This study aggregated multiple datasets to determine areas in the developing world experiencing the highest levels of poverty, poorest crop yields, and greatest susceptibility to drought. From the study, 15 regions were identified as high-priority focal areas for future GCP research (see Getting the focus right: food crops and smallholder constraints below).
To read more about this study and its impacts, see study Brief no. 1 on the left-hand side menu.
Getting the focus right:
a) Beyond drought-tolerant maize: study of additional priorities in maize
A pilot study was commissioned to determine production constraints specific to maize. More details on this study are in the project report.
b) Food crops and smallholder constraints
Building on the work of the above maize pilot study, as well as on the study entitled Targeting and Impact Analysis of Generation Challenge Programme Technologies (also above), this study determined the main production constraints across 14 of the 15 aforementioned high-priority regions. A list of potential solutions was also formulated.
To read more about these two studies and their impacts, see study Brief no. 2 on the left-hand side menu.
Results from these three GCP-commissioned studies were aggregated to create informative resources detailing population, drought, production constraints and solutions for high-priority farming systems and GCP target crops. The links on the left-hand side menu provide more information on the studies and their findings.