Economic Impact Evaluation of the ICRISAT Jewels

Winter-Nelson, A and Mazvimavi, K (2014) Economic Impact Evaluation of the ICRISAT Jewels. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru.

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Agricultural research and development (R&D) can address a range of strategic priorities including food sufficiency, poverty alleviation, sustainable resource management, and women’s empowerment among others. Given the diverse forms of impact possible, measuring the full impact of a given technology is likely to require a multidimensional approach. While the goals of R&D are many, the return on investment constitutes a basic gauge for evaluation. Determining the value of crop production generated per dollar invested in developing a crop technology can indicate whether the investment was warranted and the scale of the pay-off to successful programs. This analysis, therefore, presents both baseline and pessimistic results for ICRISAT crop variety initiatives such as Drought Tolerant Groundnuts in Anantapur District, India (1991-2020), Malawi (1983-2013) and Nigeria (1996-2013), Extra-Early Pearl Millet Hybrid in Northwestern India (1999-2013), Pigeonpea in Northern Tanzania (1993-2022), Wilt Resistant Pigeonpea in India (1975-2013), fertilizer microdosing in Zimbabwe (1999-2013) and Niger (1994-2013), HPRC Pearl Millet in India and HPRC Sorghum Hybrids in India. The report also looks at an assessment of return on investment on Watershed Management in Lucheba, China (2003-2013). For projects that have not yet matured, an ex-ante analysis is carried out for the following; Guinea-Race Sorghum Hybrids in Mali (2000-2024), Sweet Sorghum in India (2002-2020) and Pigeonpea Genome in India (2010-2024).

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Divisions: Others
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2014 03:40
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 06:29
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