The book entitled 'Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Technologies and Developmental Activities in Agriculture, Fisheries and Allied Fields' is aimed to cater to the growing demand of Impact Evaluation IE studies as the primary purpose of Impact Assessment IA is to estimate the magnitude and distribution of changes in outcome and impact indicators among the target population and to assess the extent to which these changes can be attributed to the interventions being evaluated.
The book, probably first of its kind in the country spreads over twenty s contributed by the subject matter specialist and practitioners working in various fields contain both methodology and analytical issues of IA. s on basis impact assessment methodologies like PRA techniques, logical framework approach for project monitoring, evaluation and impact analysis with latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and MDG indicators are also highlighted.
Case studies on technological impact on agro-ecosystem, pulse production, crop diversification on agricultural output and integrated rehabilitation of Tsunami affected people in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are also available. Most importantly socio-economic impact of cashew production, shrimp farming, aquaculture production, conservation of ecology of coastal zone vegetation with reference to Mangroves and water hyacinth are contributed by renewed experts.
Case studies on assessment of ICT, remote sensing fluxomics and agricultural insurance on future crop production in India are of significance.
Programme evaluation of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yogana SGSY is of important for those involved in such projects.
The book contains complete list glossary on IA, list of IA studies conducted in India by Programme Evaluation Organization of Planning Commission, sector wide priority indicators for agriculture and rural development which will serve as a ready references."