Competitive Grants Bridging Program

The SANREM CRSP Competitive Grants Bridging Program for fiscal years 2005 and 2006 was designed to support high-impact, short-term research activities that capitalized on earlier SANREM program efforts and contributed to current SANREM inquiry areas. These activities aimed to add value to previous SANREM accomplishments through expanded technology transfer interventions, policy or impact studies, additional publications, and/or contributions to the establishment of the Phase III SANREM Knowledge Base. See below for descriptions of activities, as well as a final activity report for each project. Bridging Award RFA (pdf)

Bridging Activity 1 (BA-1)

Globalization, agricultural growth and the environment: consolidation and continuity of SANREM research in Southeast Asia
PIs: Ian Coxhead, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Gerald Shivley, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
Partners: University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines; Hue University, Vietnam; Nong Lam University, Vietnam.

This project brings to fruition several activities from the SANREM II project and provides continuity for ongoing initiatives in what has become a highly visible research program in the region. [Read More]

Bridging Activity 2 (BA-2)

Sustainable land use and biodiversity conservation in the Andes: scaling-up SANREM-Andes research
PIs: Robert Rhodes and Virginia Nazarea, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Georgia.

Over the past decade, the SANREM-Andes program has conducted interdisciplinary and intersectoral research at multiple levels with diverse stakeholders in the mountainous sites of Nanegal and Cotacachi, Ecuador. [Read More]

Bridging Activity 3 (BA-3)

Analysis required for Payments for Watershed Environmental Services (PWES)
PIs: Douglas Southgate and Timothy Haab, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University and Fabian Rodriguez, Fundacion Antisana, Ecuador.

This project addresses payments for watershed environmental services (PWES), an innovative yet infrequently used method to reward conservation activities in the upper reaches of drainage basins to improve hydrology and other factors at lower elevations. [Read More]

Bridging Activity 4 (BA-4)

Metadata development for the SANREM Knowledge Base
PIs: Conrad Heatwole, Gene Yagow, and Brian Benham, Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech and Margaret Merrill, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

In order to strengthen the effectiveness and impact of the SANREM CRSP, it is necessary to improve the availability and accessibility of the extensive library of digital and print resources that document prior SANREM activities. [Read More]