Over the past two decades, significant investment has been made into agriculture-related natural resource management research in developing countries. With investors beginning to request the impact of their investments in this research, a review was needed on the economic, social and environmental effects of these projects. Stemming from an effort to address these concerns, this collection of case studies establishes a methodological foundation for impact assessments of NRMR through a discussion of research conducted by the CGIAR around the world. Both micro and macro projects are examined to consider the results of these agricultural and development programs at the farm level as well as on a regional scale.
1. Why Natural Resource Management Research?; 2. The History of NRM Research in the CGIAR; 3. Productivity Enhancement and NRM, NRM Case Studies: What do they tell us?; 4. Overview of the Case Studies; 5. CIMMYT. Assessing the Impact of NRMR: The Case of Zero Tillage in India's Rice-Wheat Systems; 6. CIAT. Impact of Participatory NRMR in Cassava-Based Cropping Systems in Vietnam and Thailand. 7. WorldFish Centre. Impact of the Development and Dissemination of Integrated Aquaculture-Agriculture Technologies in Malwai; 8. World Agroforestry Centre. Impacts of Improved Tree Fallow Technology in Zambia; 9. ICARDA. Ex post Impact Assessment of NRM Technologies in Crop-Livestock Systems in dry Areas of Morocco and Tunisia; 10. IWMI. Assessing the Outcome of IWMI's Research and Interventions on Irrigation Management Transfer; 11. CIFOR. The Sustainability of Forest Management: Assessing the Impact of CIFOR Criteria and Indicators Research: Lessons learned and the Way ahead; 12. The Major Lessons from the Case Studies; 13. The Way ahead: Impact Assessment of NRM Research.
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