This document represents the final report of PD092, \"The characterisation of six natural resources production systems\". The report describes the systems characterisation study, which aimed to provide, in terms of DFID policy priorities, a basis for identifying priorities between the six production systems (i.e. High Potential, Hillsides, Semi-Arid, Forest Agriculture Interface, Land Water Interface and Peri-Urban Interface) and their target countries.
The study had three main areas of work. These were: (a) the characterisation of the six production systems against a set of common criteria; (b) the use of the data and information for these criteria to make relative assessments of priorities between production systems; and (c) the demonstration of a simple procedure by which to make assessments of certain aspects of research priority setting relative to DFID defined developmental objectives.
The results of this study were used both as an information source on the production systems and as guidance for research planning.
Taylor, J., Tang, M., Beddows, C., Quin, F. M. and Stocking, M. A. 2003. The characterisation of six natural resources production systems. Final Technical Report for PD092. Norwich: Overseas Development Group, University of East Anglia. 53 pp + appendices (132 pp. total).