Assessing the Impact of Research on Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Production Systems
CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, U.S.
CGIAR research on Natural Resource Management (NRM) has made important contributions to science and influenced policy and investment choices by governments and their development partners. However, direct empirical evidence of the uptake, use, and impact of the CGIAR’s NRM research on the ground remains scarce. In an effort to address this disconnect between research and impact, this learning workshop brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts to re-think how on-farm NRM innovations are developed and tested, how they are promoted and scaled, and how impact is assessed. The workshop will kick off with a review of recent evidence on NRM uptake from the SIAC studies. Each session will include presentations and discussions that draw on insights by CGIAR research leaders and scientists, external experts, and impact assessment specialists.