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INTSORMIL Publication 95-2
USAID conducted an overall evaluation of the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs), including lNTSORMIL, between May and July 1994. According to the "CRSP Evaluation Scope of Work" developed by USAID, the goal of this evaluation was to provide an objective assessment of the degree to which each of the CRSPs has had an impact on increasing agricultural production and development, and improving natural resource management through the development and dissemination of new and/or more appropriate sustainable agriculture technologies. The evaluation also assessed the extent to which the CRSP framework has responded to past Agency expectations and objectives and if the CRSP model can be used to respond to future Agency needs and requirements.
The team visited both domestic and host country sites where the CRSPs are operating. The domestic INTSORMIL institutions visited were the University of Nebraska, Purdue University and Texas A&M University. The host country sites which were visited, with the objective of evaluating past and/or present INTSORMIL related collaborative programs, were Mali, Niger, Kenya, Honduras and Brazil. In addition to INTSORMIL, six other CRSPs were being evaluated by the team.