Good quality statistical design and analysis of agricultural research is a prerequisite to meeting the future demands for food and improving the incomes and livelihoods of poor people.
The agricultural research focus in developing
countries is changing and is no longer based just on the old commodity and
Integrated approaches to solving problems and
understanding agricultural systems are increasing in importance at all
stages of research, with farmers and scientists often becoming research
The future teaching of biometrics and research methods needs to
recognise this changing focus in order to ensure that future graduates are equipped with the appropriate tools to meet the challenge.