The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) is a CGIAR centre with a long tradition of impact assessment (IA). Until recently, such work had focused on the rates of adoption of improved germplasm and returns on investment. Limited attention was directed at measuring impacts in terms of livelihood security or poverty reduction. In 2005, therefore, CIMMYT's Impacts Targeting and Assessment Unit (ITAU) began to develop and promote more wide-ranging types of IA. In order to enh...
(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center), Jonathan Hellin2
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(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)+ 1 AuthorsPetr Kosina8
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(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)
SUMMARY Agricultural research has contributed enormously to poverty reduction and increased food security worldwide. Wheat crop improvement is a good example of this contribution. Public investments in wheat research from the Green Revolution onwards led to significant productivity increases : following the widespread adoption of semi-dwarf varieties, annual yield growth rates peaked at 2 . 75 % p.a. in the 1980s. Since then, public and private investments in crop (including wheat) research have...