Participation works: evidence from Thailand and Vietnam

CIAT, together with NARS, worked with farmers to identify, test and adjust promising natural resource conservation and productivity enhancement cassava technologies. The impact study of the project conducted in 2003 in Vietnam and Thailand shows that the IRR for the project was 41.2%. Various scenario analyses revealed that the rate of return of the R&D investment was indeed a safe bet considering that the most conservative scenarios still yielded an IRR of 20%.