Policy And Problem Oriented Studies
The Centre undertook problem-oriented studies; such studies became the main research activity of the Centre. These studies generally involved, (i) evaluation of certain development programs initiated by the government in rural areas, and (ii) assessment of an overall impact of development programs on different sections of the rural population.
While program evaluation and impact evaluation studies continue to dominate the work program of the Centre even now, a large number of ad-hoc policy oriented studies have also been undertaken over these years. The research studies carried out by AER Centre cover a wide spectrum of issues in the field of agricultural economy. The Centre has completed 175 problem oriented and policy related studies up to March 2014. The faculty of AERC has to its credit more than 300 research papers published in national and international journals of repute. The Centre has published 14 books on agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, forestry and rural development aspects. Copies of the completed studies are available in the Center’s library for consultation.