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Network approach in soil management research: IWMI's experience in Southeast Asia

By: Maglinao, A.R | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico) | International Conference on Impacts of Agricultural Research and Development San José (Costa Rica) 4-7 Feb 2002.
Contributor(s): Penning, F [coaut.] | Santoso, D [coaut.] | Watson, D.J [ed.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 2003Description: p. 86.ISBN: 970-648-104-4.Subject(s): Environmental control | Land policies | Natural resources | Research support | Soil resources and management | South east Asia | Water resources and management | CIMMYT | IRRI | Agricultural research AGROVOCDDC classification: 338.91 Summary: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) established its Southeast Asia regional office in Bangkok, Thailand, in April 2001. It absorbed the programs and staff of the International Board for Soil Research and Management (IBSRAM), which ceased to exist upon the merger. The merger carried with it a wealth of experience on the networking approach, which was IBSRAM's major strategy. Activities had been based on joint identification of soil management research priorities with the national research systems and the establishment of regional networks to address problems identified.||The ASIALAND Network on the Management of Sloping Lands started in 1988 with initial funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and continued with support from the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SOC). The fourth phase of the project was completed in August 2001. The fifth and final three-year phase began immediately and is expected to end in 2004.||While it is difficult to clearly delineate the contribution of the network approach in affecting institutional change in the participating research systems, more than 13 years of network experience have yielded many benefits. Through involvement in the implementation of network research, attending training programs and workshops, having better access to information, improved facilities and additional resources, many national systems have improved their capabilities and enhanced their decision-making. This has resulted in the reorientation of research priorities and funding allocations, the integration of sustainable land management in national policies and research plans, the narrowing of the gap between research and extension, and more active participation in regional and global research activities. In most instances, national systems have integrated the concerns for environmental and natural resource management into their institutional work plans.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) established its Southeast Asia regional office in Bangkok, Thailand, in April 2001. It absorbed the programs and staff of the International Board for Soil Research and Management (IBSRAM), which ceased to exist upon the merger. The merger carried with it a wealth of experience on the networking approach, which was IBSRAM's major strategy. Activities had been based on joint identification of soil management research priorities with the national research systems and the establishment of regional networks to address problems identified.||The ASIALAND Network on the Management of Sloping Lands started in 1988 with initial funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and continued with support from the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SOC). The fourth phase of the project was completed in August 2001. The fifth and final three-year phase began immediately and is expected to end in 2004.||While it is difficult to clearly delineate the contribution of the network approach in affecting institutional change in the participating research systems, more than 13 years of network experience have yielded many benefits. Through involvement in the implementation of network research, attending training programs and workshops, having better access to information, improved facilities and additional resources, many national systems have improved their capabilities and enhanced their decision-making. This has resulted in the reorientation of research priorities and funding allocations, the integration of sustainable land management in national policies and research plans, the narrowing of the gap between research and extension, and more active participation in regional and global research activities. In most instances, national systems have integrated the concerns for environmental and natural resource management into their institutional work plans.

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