The CCRP Theory of Change (ToC) describes the broad systems change to which the CCRP contributes. The thematic intervention areas describe the more specific topics the CCRP invests in, as well as shorter-term outcome areas. The thematic areas are present throughout CCRP theoretical frameworks including regional ToCs, thematic ToCs, and project ToCs and are also […]
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released the Agroecology Knowledge Hub (AKH) in November 2016. “Agroecology is based on applying ecological concepts and principles to optimize interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment while taking into consideration the social aspects that need to be addressed for a sustainable and fair food […]
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
How to prepare and use botanical pesticides (in English). This short video provides details to African farmers and knowledge providers on optimized methods of collection, preparation and application of botanical pesticides in smallholder farming systems.
Source: Professor Steven Belmain, Prof. of Ecology, University of Greenwich, Kent, UK
Development actors, including the African Union, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and bilateral donors, promote a technology-driven sustainable intensification of agriculture as a way to feed a growing world population and reduce rural poverty. A broader view of smallholder agriculture in the context of rural livelihoods suggests that technological solutions alone are […]
In this short video, Ric Coe introduces the concepts of options by context interactions by describing the more standard “genotype by environment” interactions that plant breeders use, and then generalising the idea.
This video discusses some of the issues surrounding the design of experiments when considering options by context interactions, including how to decide what ‘options’ to test, and the contexts in which to test them.
Communication is vital when conducting experiments with farmers. This video discusses some of the issues of how, why and particularly what to communicate when working with farmers. We also make the case for a detailed written protocol to communicate the details of the design to yourself and others. Written by Ric Coe Designed by Emma […]
Replication is often a point of confusion for researchers. Often, researchers conducting on-farm trials will simply say “the farms / farmers are my replicates” and leave it at that. This video discusses why this is not a good idea, and why you need to think more carefully about where your replicates are in your design […]
This video gives some examples of how to look at data from on-farm trials in a slightly different way, enabling you to get more information from the data. We also discuss how to design your trial to make it as easy as possible to get useful and relevant information from the results. Written by Ric […]