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Ideas for Interview Questions General



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Ideas for Interview Questions General
• Who (organisations, projects, individuals) do you work within the TRC sector What has been your experience of working with other stakeholders What are the main opportunities for further commercialising the TRC sector What are the main obstacles and constraints to commercialising the TRC sector What are the main constraints to realising these opportunities/reducing constraints
Ideas for Questions – TRC Traders
• Where do you source your TRC? Do you go to buy or do sellers bring Do you buy from the same people How do you locate new suppliers Do you buy TRC on creditor pay cash How long do you store your TRC before selling Is the quality of the TRC adequate In what ways could it best be improved Are people buying more TRC or less than 5 years ago Why do you think this is Are there any particular groups that buy TRC? (age, sex, ethnic group ...)? Do they have specific needs Where do obtain information on prices and produce availability Is information shared between traders What are the main benefits of trading TRC? What are the main difficulties you face How do you/could you add value to your produce If selling more than one crop which are the most profitable Why Do you provide information about the TRC to customers What services would enable you to improve your business


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TRC Processor
• Who do you buy your cassava from Do you have problems obtaining cassava Do you have contracts with your suppliers Is quality consistent throughout the year Do you specify particular varieties What proportion is acceptable for processing What do you do with unusable/waste cassava What amounts of TRC do you purchase How is the price paid for cassava determined Does it change regularly Do you pay on delivery How long do you store cassava Would a longer shelf life of cassava benefit your business What types of products are produced What are customers looking for when they buy cassava products What issues arise in selling products What quality requirements do you have to adhere to Competitive advantage compared to identified rival/substitution products Quantities of different cassava products per unit time Processing capacity (tonnes/day) How could research best assist cassava processing Do you already work with research institutions If yes, on what areas
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Manual contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Training objectives
Style and content of the training programme
Introduction to the trainers
Francis ouruma alacho
Professor satish chandra
Chitaku g. mucheleng’anga
Dr gregory robin
Professor keith tomlins
Course timetable
Module one writing research proposals
Value chain approaches
Table 2.1 concept note content
Expected results
Organisation
Other related
Why is it important to the scientific world – what
Practice makes perfect!!
Split into existing groups
Example of coding an interview script
Undertaking research in value chains
What is a value chain
Fieldwork exercise diagnosis of trc value chain research needs
Table 5.1 criteria fora successful interviewer
Module two research methods
Informed consent
Table 7.1 selected patent applications by patent office, broken down by resident and
Source: wipo statistics database, january 2011
Module three capturing intellectual property rights
Table 8.1: summary of types of intellectual property and what they protect
Certification marks
Potato”. ab geographical indication (gi)
Plant breeders' rights (pbr)
Protection of new plant varieties
Exercise: who owns ip
Hawai’i taro patent controversy
Source: makerere university (2010) process map for to-be process – inv 1.1 protection-patenting.
Chapter ten building a community of practice
References/further reading
Research methods
Intellectual property rights
Appendix 1 understanding and using development terms
Stakeholders
Information on data
Quality assurance
Backup and security
Expected difficulties in data sharing
Preparation of data for sharing and archiving
Appendix 4 research funding bodies
African union research grant call
Bill & melinda gates foundation, usa
Gdn’s global research capacity building program on research
International foundation for science
Leverhulme-royal society africa award
Newton international fellowships scheme
Rockefeller foundation
Start (system for analysis research and training)
The africa/asia/latin america scholarly collaborative program
The cgiar research program on climate change, agriculture, and food
The food security center (fsc) university of hohenheim, germany
Third world academy of sciences
World bank – development marketplace
Appendix 5 check your proposal
It is important not to
Typical comments from evaluators of eu research proposals (corn, 2010)
Final advice from the eu/checklist
Appendix 6 course forms
Strongly agree
End of training evaluation form


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