Assessing impacts of maize research through a livelihoods lens: findings and lessons from the hill regions of Mexico and Nepal

Rovere La , Roberto , Sudarshan, Mathema, Dixon, John, Mercado, Pedro Aquino, and Gurung, Kamala (2009) Assessing impacts of maize research through a livelihoods lens: findings and lessons from the hill regions of Mexico and Nepal. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 27 (3). pp. 233-245.

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Abstract

A livelihood approach to impact assessment (IA), by integrating livelihood and economic analyses, permits a more comprehensive assessment than does conventional IA. CIMMYT recently completed two studies on the impacts of maize research in the hill regions of Mexico and Nepal to assess the impacts of this research, examine changes in farmers' livelihoods that resulted from the research projects and learn how such investments can have more impact in the future. This paper compares and contrasts the methodologies and results of the two studies, arriving at the key lessons on the impacts of research and of the international public goods generated, and on what was learned so as to better target and enhance maize research to improve the livelihoods of farmers in the future.

Item ID: 8101
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: impact assessment, research projects, maize, Nepal, Mexico, livelihoods, agriculture
ISSN: 1471-5465
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2010 03:49
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 20%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development @ 40%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070107 Farming Systems Research @ 40%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960604 Environmental Management Systems @ 100%
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