Conducting this priority assessment produced estimated economic benefits for the different research options. At the same time, we computed other performance indicators such as area and number of beneficiaries that will likely be impacted by the research (by region) and the expected reduction in poverty. These results will be useful to help guide research investment decisions by RTB, individual CGIAR Centers and national research and development programs. In addition, conducting this priority assessment and doing so as a team with a harmonized approach and methodology across crops has been a great learning opportunity and generated many productive exchanges.
Now that we have finalized the study, we propose to get your feedback about certain key parameters used in the calculations. Of course, the results of the assessment depend on the quality of the data and parameter estimates and your experience and knowledge of banana in your locality can help us to improve the quality of study. The survey is confidential and will take 15-20 minutes to complete.
We thank you for your valuable time and input!