An Assessment of the Impact of Agricultural Research in South Asia since the Green Revolution

CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH


An Assessment of the Impact of
Agricultural Research in South Asia
since the Green Revolution


SCIENCE COUNCIL - CGIAR

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Science Council Secretariat
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
Rome, 2008


The CGIAR Science Council encourages fair use of this material provided proper citation is made.


Correct citation: Hazell P.B.R.. 2008. An Assessment of the Impact of Agricultural Research in South Asia since the Green
Revolution. Science Council Secretariat: Rome, Italy.


Table of Contents

Part 1   [496 Kb]

    Contents
    Tables
    Acronyms and abbreviations
    Acknowledgements
    Foreword
    Summary

    1. Introduction
    2. The changing context for R&D

    2.1 An economic and social transformation
    2.2 National responses
    2.3 The CGIAR response
    2.4 Assessing the impact of agricultural R&D
    3. Productivity impacts
    3.1 Productivity impact pathways
    3.2 Evidence on economy and sector-wide impacts
    3.3 Evidence on commodity-wide impacts
Part 2   [299 Kb]
    4. Social impacts
    4.1 Poverty impact pathways
    4.2 Evidence on impacts within adopting regions
    4.3 Evidence on economy and sector-wide impacts
    4.4 Evidence on inter-regional disparities
    4.5 Evidence on nutrition impacts
    5. Environmental impacts
    5.1 Environmental impact pathways
    5.2 The R&D response
    5.3 Evidence on impact in Green Revolution areas
    5.4 Evidence on impact in less-favored areas
Part 3   [325 Kb]
    6. Policy impacts
    Water policy
    Bangladesh: Changing the course of food and agricultural policy
    Pakistan: Examining the effectiveness of subsidies
    7. Conclusions
    Productivity impacts
    Social impacts
    Environmental impacts
    Policy impacts
    Emergent issues
    Reaching marginal farmers
    Food price and growth linkage effects
    Impact assessment issues
    References

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