Quality management in agricultural research in the Kerala Agricultural University: problems and prospects

Smitha Baby, Joy Mathew

Abstract


The study was conducted with the objective of analyzing the problems related to quality management in agricultural research in the Kerala Agricultural University. The respondents of the study included 55 agricultural scientists who were the principal investigators of the externally aided projects completed after 1995 in the central zone of the university. The results showed that inadequate and insufficient mechanism for planning and determining research priorities and cumbersome and time consuming procedures for committing and using research funds were perceived as the most important problems related to quality management in agricultural research in the Kerala Agricultural University.


Keywords


Agricultural research; problems; quality management

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A KAU publication [CODEN: JTAGEI; ISSN 0971-636X; eISSN 0973-5399]