Results Impact Assessment
Since the mid-1950s, studies have been carried out to measure the impact of agricultural research and innovation, particularly the economic impact of investment. Agriculture is in this sense the economic activity that concentrates a large part of the economic impact analysis of R&D investment. It must be considered that due to the uncertainty inherent in the generation of a technology in the agricultural sector, it is necessary to also bear in mind the uncertainty related to its degree of adoption by the producer. Therefore, the uncertainty associated with technology generation, transfer and diffusion processes is generally higher than in other fields of science and technology (S&T). This question has direct implications on the result of the investigations and on the impact of the innovations.
More recently, and due to the gradual inclusion in the regional agricultural agenda of new problems, restrictions, expectations and challenges, the topic of impact evaluation has gained renewed interest, both socially-politically and academically, towards a broader range of dimensions. of impact than the economic one. Within this framework of analysis, several INIAs plus other invited organizations organized a workshop "Impact Indicators in Agricultural Research and Innovation Projects" to discuss how they approach the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of project results in their respective institutions. The main results are shown below.
The technological solution
A methodological proposal that allows the implementation of a process for the selection, monitoring and evaluation of ex-ante and ex-post impact of projects, adjusted to FONTAGRO guidelines.
Member countries of FONTAGRO
Sustainable Development Goals
- Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
- Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) - Chile
- Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA) - España
- Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Costa Rica
- Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) - Costa Rica