SPIA studies - In progress and completed
Studies in progress
Legumes are an under-evaluated crop group, and yet it is suggested legume improvement could have impacts on gender equity, nutrition, and sustainable soil management. SPIA is working with scientists at ICARDA, ICRISAT, CIAT and IITA, as well as looking into potential partnerships with external agencies, research centres, and consultants, on documenting the most important cases of adoption and impact of legume technologies.
2011 - 2012
The goal of this study is to assess how technical change in agriculture may have differential effects on indicators of well being, including poverty levels, hunger and food security, and nutrition. SPIA has commissioned four new pieces of impact assessment research under this study.
2010 - 2013
There are three major components to this study, which is supported by a 3-year, $3m grant from the Gates Foundation:
2010 - 2012
This study will measure and value, to the extent possible, the impacts related to the germplasm collection, conservation, characterization and evaluation activities by the CGIAR. Potential case-studies in Latin America and Asia are currently being investigated.
2010 - 2012
The final report for this study features a literature review of evidence assembled to date, a conceptual framework for measuring environmental impacts in the CGIAR, guidance to the CGIAR centers on the use of non-market valuation approaches, details of four new case-studies carried out by scientists at CGIAR centers, and a new study by SPIA on the impact of crop improvement on agricultural expansion and land-use change.
2008 - 2011
This project is about SPIA getting to grips with the implications of the "rigor revolution" for ex-post impact assessment of agricultural research.
2009 - 2010
To read SPIA's strategy and operational plan for 2011 - 2013, please click here.
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