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 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.
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
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)
The CCRP Program Theory of Change is a theory of pathways to transformation from unsustainable agriculture systems to agroecological systems. It is animated by an infinity loop diagram that shows how our program and regional grantmaking and assistance bridges local and global processes and action. CCRP also has thematic theories of change that get into more […]