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Unification of indicator quality for asessment of impact of multidisciplinary systems

Objective

The Concerted Action revolves around three main themes :
* Rural and peri-urban farming systems to improve agricultural productivity.
* Ecosystems converted to agricultural use.
* Degraded ecosystems where attempts to convert natural ecosystems to sustainable use have been unsuccessful.
A strong socio-economic component is incorporated into the examination of each.
Researchers from different regions, countries and sectors are brought together at workshops to discuss and rationalise indicator choice and impact and sustainability assessment methodologies with regard to the above themes. They are then involved in post workshop concertation activities. Finally the Project Co-ordinator co-ordinates all outputs from the workshops and concertation activities to provide the dissemination documents.
The general objective of this Concerted Action is to bring together developing country and European groups working on renewable natural resources (RNR) programmes at national and regional level to standardize methods and indicators for assessing impact and sustainability of farming systems, ecosystems converted to agricultural use and degraded ecosystems and to spread this knowledge to appropriate national and regional agricultural research institutes, extension agents, research planners and policymakers to promote improved management of soil, water and biotic resources.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
Address
West Common
AL5 2JQ Harpenden, Herts
United Kingdom

Participants (26)

Agricultural Research Council
South Africa
Address
1085,Schoeman Street
0001 Pretoria
Asian Institute of Technology
Thailand
Address
Energy Park
10501 Bangkok
Bangladesh Rice Research Institute
Bangladesh
Address

1701 Gazipur
Barani Agricultural Research Institute
Pakistan
Address

48800 Chakwal
CENTRO AGRONOMICO TROPICAL DE INVESTIGACION Y ENSENANZA
Costa Rica
Address

7170 Turrialba
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute
Trinidad and Tobago
Address
University Campus
St.augustine
Empresa JMatute
Guatemala
Address
20-92,2 Calle
1815 Guatemala Ciudad
Farm-Africa
Ethiopia
Address

2003 Addis Abeba
Forestry Research Institute of Malawi
Malawi
Address

40 Zomba
Haryana Agricultural University
India
Address

125004 Hisar
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
India
Address
Pusa Campus
110012 New Delhi
Institute of Agricultural Research
Ethiopia
Address
Holetta Agricultural Research Center
2003 Holetta
Misamfy Regional Research Center
Zambia
Address

80100 Kasama
N/A
N/A
N/A
National Coffee Research Centre
Colombia
Address

20 Chinchina - Caldas
Pakhribas Agricultural Center
Nepal
Address
Koshi Zone
56806 Pakhribas
Papua New Guinea Oil Palm Research Association Ic.
Papua New Guinea
Address
Dami Research Station
Kimbe
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
Undervisningsplan 6D
750 07 Uppsala
Universidad Nacional Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Address

3000 Heredia
University College Dublin
Ireland
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
University of Ilorin
Nigeria
Address

10 Ilorin
University of Nairobi
Kenya
Address
University Way
2 Nairobi
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
6,Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 AA Wageningen
Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences
China
Address
Shiqiao Road
310021 Hangzhou