Project final report

Development of a cost-benefit assessment framework in support of the State of Land and Water (SOLAW) report 2021 - Final Report

Date released
08 November 2022
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Prepared by Associate Professor Anik Bhaduri
Co-authors/ contributors/ collaborators Anik Bhaduri, Sayed Iftekhar, Tafesse Estifanos, Ben Stewart-Koster, Sunny Yu, Douglas Hunt, Mark Kennard, Jeremy Hauw, Ameneh Shobeirinejad, Andrea Salus, Alexandre Teixeira, Joe McMahon and Vivek Nimje


This project aimed to develop a Comprehensive Framework of Response Assessment (CFRA) for sustainable management of agricultural systems (land, soil, and water) that could be applied to assess different solutions at national, sub-national, and local levels.

The main features of the CFRA are its ability for assessing the relative costs, benefits, and effectiveness of different responses; for identifying the priority and sequence of responses for investment decisions, and for scaling up effective responses. The developed framework and associated analysis contributed to FAO’s State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW) 2021 (SOLAW2021).

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