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.
Professor of Development and Agricultural Economics (since 2001) and Director of the Institute of Economics in Horticulture (since 1998) Formerly Professor of Economics in Horticulture (1994 - 2001), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Hannover, Germany; formerly Director of International Programs of the Leibniz University of Hannover and Chairman of the Senate Committee on International Relations of the Leibniz University of Hannover (2000 - 2003). Spend 10 years working in development assistance in Asia with GTZ and in development research and teaching with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT); Since 2001 member of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the CGIAR, worked extensively as consultant and reviewer for numerous organizations of development assistance, including The World Bank, The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),The Asian Development Bank, the European Union, GTZ, , the German Development Bank (KfW) and the CGIAR.
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 Malawi 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