Germplasm collection, conservation, characterization and evaluation (GCCCE)
This study will document (measure and value) to the extent possible impacts related to the germplasm collection, conservation, characterization and evaluation (GCCCE) activities by the CGIAR. As past efforts in this sort of assessment have been limited in scope, scale, data and methods, one of the key objectives of this study will be to propose a conceptual framework and set of methods that might be applied in future efforts to estimate these types of impacts. The perspective taken with respect to valuation will be derived from the concept of total economic value, which embraces multiple sources of value.
Literature review by Smale and Hansen - Jan 2011 (pdf)
Scoping study of possible new case-studies by Jonathan Robinson - Dec 2010 (pdf)
Three, possibly four, new case-studies in 2011 - more details soon