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Corporate author(s) Prolinnova International Secretariat
Year 2010
Publisher ETC Foundation
Place Leusden
Pages [2]
Series title Policy Brief
Serial number November
Organization ETC Foundation
Subject Agriculture and Rural Development
Keyword agriculture, innovation, research
Region Africa, Asia, Latin America
Abstract 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.
Language English
Category Policy
Document type Policy document
Rights © 2010 ETC Foundation
Note 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
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