New tools, methods, and approaches in natural resource management uri icon


  • ICRISAT and its partners have developed a range of new tools, approaches and methods to advance agricultural research in environments characterized by low household and natural resources, high climatic variability and limited infrastructure. These include: applications in simulation modeling, climate forecasting, climate-change and adaptation strategies, economic approaches to food security analyses, market studies, socio-economic analysis of how and why farmers make investment decisions, risk-return trade-offs on such investments, gender-related factors influencing technology choice, extension methods to promote technology adoption, GIS-based mapping and characterization methods, modeling of soil loss and surface water runoff, exploitation of agricultural niches such as fallows. This document provides examples of these successes, and identifies ways to build on them to alleviate poverty and food insecurity among smallholder farm communities in the semi-arid tropics

publication date

  • 2006