For many of us the idea of “research” is scary. We are not trained in it. We picture rigorous statistical analyses that we do not have any idea about. We have seen glossy scientific journals with technical words that we could not understand. Besides, isn’t our goal to directly help small farmers? Why should we now do research? Who has time anyway?
This article covers the important steps in planning and carrying out an experiment and then apply these steps to a sample experiment.
The seven-year lima is also called Madagascar Bean, Painted Lady or Tropical Lima.