This guidance document on Theories of Change is for the use of CCRP projects. A ToC is a product and a process where stakeholders develop, monitor,research,utilize,and evaluate theories. This enables learning by explaining mechanisms of how, why,and in what context an intervention achieves or contributes to impact.A Theory of Change (ToC) has three main objectives […]
El kit de herramientas de salud del suelo reúne varios métodos para evaluar la salud del suelo en el contexto de proyectos y redes que trabajan con pequeños agricultores. El sitio web del kit describe los protocolos para medir el pH del suelo, el carbono del suelo oxidable por permanganato (POXC o carbono activo), la […]
CCRP supports AEI research that can be applied by farmers and communities to improve productivity, nutrition, and livelihoods. Beyond these tangible impacts, many of the research principles that AEI embodies farmer participation and ownership in the research process, integration of global and local knowledge, cross-sector and multilateral collaboration help strengthen societal structures.
The CCRP has created a social science methods handbook for agronomists. The handbook helps scientists trained in the biological sciences develop a foundation for using the social sciences in their work to help evaluate and make meaning out of their results.
CCRP supports research in agroecological intensification (AEI), which aims to improve the performance of agriculture systems by integrating ecological principles into farm management. Click below to learn more.
Report detailing the origins and history of the CCRP. The McKnight Foundation began funding crop research in 1983 with the Plant Biology Program and granted $18 million through the program from 1983 to 1992. The Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) began in 1993 with a $12 million, six-year effort to support agricultural research in developing countries. […]
The AKH site includes profiles of people and initiatives working on agroecology. If you would like to have an innovative farmer or particular success story resulting from your project featured on the AKH, please view the Guidelines Agroecology Profiles.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
CCRP uses a “theory of change” to represent the ways in which we intend to contribute to better livelihoods, productivity, and nutrition for farming communities. Our theory of change maps two interrelated and distinct pathways through which our work is intended to make an impact. One is support for agriculture systems (individual farms and adjacent […]