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Social Science in INTSORMIL's Attack on Hunger in Sudan

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In the International Sorghum/Millet CRSP's publication titled "Fighting Hunger With Research . . . A Team Effort" (1985:8), two purposes are outlined for INTSORMIL. Thc primary one is "to organize and mobilize financial and human resources necessary for mounting . . . a collaborative effort [to provide] the knowledge base Ito alleviate] the principal constraints to improved production, marketing, and utilization of sorghum and pearl millet." The second is to "improve the capabilities of host country institutions to generate, adapt, and apply improved knowledge to social conditions." This chapter discusses the role of social science in fulfilling these objectives on INTSORMIL's Sudan project. The discussion is organized in three sections: (1) tile context and record of INTSORMIL's Sudan work; (2) social science research goals and accomplishments; and (3) social science impacts on INTSORMIL's achievements.