Preface, Executive Summary, List of Abbreviations. 1. Agriculture in a dynamic world, R.P. Roetter, H. Van Keulen, J. Verhagen and M. Kuiper. 2. Historical context of agricultural development, H. Van Keulen. 3. Food security, R.P. Roetter and H. Van Keulen. 4. Agriculture and environment, J. Verhagen, H. Wösten and A. De Jager. 5. Rural livelihoods: Interplay between farm activities, non-farm activities and the resource base, M. Kuiper, G. Meijerink and D. Eaton. 6. Lessons learned, R.P. Roetter, M. Kuiper, H. Van Keulen, J. Verhagen and G. Meijerink. 7. Project assessments, A. De Jager, C. Ritsema, M. Mosugu, G. Meijerink, P. Van den Brink, H. Van den Bosch, E. Van der Elsen, R.P. Roetter, S. Van Wijk, S. Verzandvoort-Van Dijck, C.A. Van Diepen and B. Kamphuis.
Project NUTSAL, Project EroChinut, Project PIMEA, Project INMASP, Project MAMAS, Project EROAHI, Project Himalaya, Project IRMLA, Project VEGSYS, Project VINVAL, Project RMO-Beijing, Project SEARUSYN
Facing new challenges with respect to sustainable agriculture and rural development strategies for low-income countries, related to global environmental change and globalization of markets, an interdisciplinary Wageningen University and Research Centre group set out to draw lessons from the DLO-IC projects of the last eight years. In discussing the way ahead and a future agenda, a number of major research challenges, as well as policy questions are outlined.
Illustrates implementation of novel research approaches to Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture in low-income countries
Draws lessons from pluri-annual collaborative research projects on RDSA from sub-Saharan Africa and E, S and SE Asia
Identifies gaps in knowledge and outlines future challenges and promising directions of RDSA research
Provides examples of contributions of research to increased knowledge and strengthened research capacity), and recognizes failures of collaborative research for improved future investments into generation of Agricultural Knowledge, Science & Technology for Development
First time a long-term (1998 - 2005) national research programme on North - South cooperation dealing with RDSA has been evaluated