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Adoption and impact assessments

The adoption and impact assessment of research supports appropriate decision-making and the allocation of resources. It also determines how research benefits the poor and the regions in which ICARDA operates. Impact assessment can further identify appropriate technology options, document the adoption of new technologies and practices, and identify research impacts.

Impact assessment at ICARDA measures the impacts of commodity, NRM, environmental, and policy-oriented research. Current impact studies include:

  • The adoption and impacts of improved wheat technology in Morocco and Uzbekistan
  • Assessing the impacts of using bio-pesticide and organic fertilizers on date palm in Iraq
  • The adoption and impact of conservation agriculture.

Previous and completed impact assessments include:

  • The adoption and impact of winter chickpea technology in Syria
  • Improved wheat impacts in Turkey
  • Assessing the impact of wheat diseases in Azerbaijan,
  • An environmental impact of supplementary irrigation in Syria
  • The social impact of participatory plant breeding.

Contact person: Dr. Ahmed Mazid( )

Dr. Ahmed Mazid is an Agricultural Economist with a Masters from Aleppo University and a PhD from the University of Nottingham, UK. His research interests include impact assessments, farming system characterization and analysis, production economics, technology transfer and knowledge dissemination, and livelihood and poverty analysis.