Firm foundations for future development. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R7937, R8171, R8174 and R7991. Various linked projects have been working to provide firm foundations for livelihood-improving efforts to manage forests and land in upper water catchments. Known as the FRP-FLOWS studies, the projects are providing in-country government departments in Grenada, South Africa, Tanzania, Costa Rica and India with much-needed facts and policy-guiding information. They've also been demonstrating that hydrological models like HYLUC, SWAT and ACRU really do work. Outputs from the projects include workshops for ministers and policy briefs that give decision makers key insights into payment for environmental services schemes. The projects have also developed a new dissemination tool known as EXCLAIM, as well as the so called 'Rapid Quadrant' approach—which is helping in the design of new interventions in 100 watersheds in support of two $200-million World Bank-funded watershed development projects.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (18 pp.) taken from the CD.


FRP31, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 80.

Published 1 January 2007