In Mali, agriculture and livestock contribute about 23 % of export income and 40 % of the country’s gross domestic income. From a general development perspective, the livestock component of agriculture can therefore contribute substantially to improve farm productivity and poverty alleviation. It is with this in mind that this study was initiated. It aims […]
Source: Ousmane M. Sanogo, Salif Doumbia, Katrien Descheemaeker
This presentation focused on different learning approaches applied in Malawi to support soil health innovations: Lead Farmer Farmer Filed School Farmer Research Farmer Research Networks They share the following characteristics: Active involvement of farmers in the learning process Farmers are given responsibilities to facilitate learning Based on experiential learning Learning by doing Based on social […]
Source: Frank Tchuwa
Resource Type: Organizational publication or report
This video, from November 2019, portrays the training of rural women on the preparation of biscuits with “Cereal+legume” flour. Four rural communes were represented: Mannè, Boussouma, Lebda, Korsimoro and Andintenga, and for each commune, two women, referred as “rural nutrition facilitators” participated. Please click here to view
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 […]
Farm systems were re-designed together with farmers during three years (2013–2015) in Southern Mali with the aim to improve income without compromising food self-sufficiency. A cyclical learning model with three steps was used: Step 1 was the co-design of a set of crop/livestock technical options, Step 2 the on-farm testing and appraisal of these options […]
The soil health tool kit assembles simplified methods to assess soil health in the context of projects and networks working with smallholder farmers. The tool kit website describes the protocols for soil pH, permanganate-oxidizable soil carbon (POXC or active carbon), particulate organic matter (POM), soil aggregate stability, and soil available phosphorus. In the downloadable manual […]
Le kit pour la santé des sols rassemble des méthodes simplifiées pour évaluer la santé des sols dans le contexte de projets et de réseaux travaillant avec les petits agriculteurs. Le site Web du kit décrit les protocoles pour le pH du sol, le carbone du sol oxydable au permanganate (POXC ou carbone actif), la […]
The project has been using a checklist of principles of experimentation for the last 3 years. However the principle of ‘Keeping good records of what you do and what you see’ has proved difficult to get accepted. What information do farmers consider valuable to their decision making processes? What information are farmers interested in? (what […]
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 […]
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.