Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Agriculture and Rural Development"
|Titel||Tapping the energy of farmers' creativity : supporting farmer-led joint research|
|Corp. auteur||Prolinnova International Secretariat|
|Onderwerp||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Trefwoorden||agriculture, innovation, research|
|Regio's||Africa, Asia, Latin America|
|Samenvatting||Small-scale farmers worldwide are persistent innovators, in their efforts to adapt to changing conditions and to survive. Many scientists and development workers – in their zeal to instruct farmers – overlook this local creativity and source of energy for change. One way to tap this energy is to identify innovations developed by farmers and then explore them jointly: farmers, formal researchers and development agents. In this way, local and scientific knowledge can be blended to develop locally appropriate solutions.|
This approach, referred to here as “farmer-led joint research”, is being used by several organisations working with smallholders in various countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
|Opmerkingen||This brief is based on the booklet Farmer-led joint research : experiences of Prolinnova partners / edited by C. Wettasinha and A. Waters-Bayer. - Silang : International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), 2010|
|Rechten||© 2010 ETC Foundation|