Planned communities of practice can be an effective means to create and spread knowledge. Funder-Initiated Communities of Practice as a Means for Sharing and Creating Knowledge in Order to Strengthen the Adaptive Capacity of Systems, published in Foundation Review, explores the degree to which CoPs can be initiated by funders, and presents the lessons learned […]
A team of researchers at Bioversity International has continued to develop the “tricot” approach to research with farmers. The team developed and validated prototypes to make the process clearer to farmers, having found that farmers were more motivated to participate if they had a full understanding of the research cycle. The ClimMob digital platform, which […]
In September 2021, the United Nations will hold its first Food Systems Summit. (Exact dates to be determined.) CCRP grantee Global Alliance for the Future of Food will contribute in multiple ways. Its executive director, Ruth Richardson, is among those leading the Champions Network and is a part of the executive committee. Across the CCRP […]
A presentation made to the FRN working group on modelling village futures using a land use game with farmers in Mali. Read about how a board game can be used to create scenarios and project their impacts into the future.
La presentaciÃ³n del equipo de AES con una sÃntesis de las visiones compartidas por los grupos. ReÃºne los principios y valores que los participantes consideraron claves para una transformaciÃ³n, asÃ como los pasos y recomendaciones necesarios para convertir las visiones en acciones.
The presentation used by the Agroecology Support (AES) team for their opening talk at the 16th Annual Andes CoP meeting. It contains an overview on the agroecological principles and transition process, including a case study from Vermont (U.S.)
La presentaciÃ³n utilizada por el equipo de AES para la charla de apertura. Contiene una visiÃ³n general de los principios agroecolÃ³gicos y el proceso de transiciÃ³n, incluyendo un estudio de caso de Vermont (EE.UU.)
A presentation by the AES team with a synthesis of the visions shared by the groups. It brings together the principles and values that participants considered key for a transformation as well as the steps and recommendations necessary to turn visions into action.
A group of three Kenya based CCRP projectsâFRN NGO, MLP, and AE Hubâhave a keen interest in helping farmers to improve soil health, using knowledge-based and dialogue oriented approaches. The group is working with 347 Kenyan farmers affiliated with 8 NGOs. Farmers who belong to the FRN all struggle with the parasitic weed striga, which […]
Source: Beth Medvecky, AE Hub; The McKnight Foundation Collaborative Crop Research Program; Evans Odhiambo and Lilian Night; David Stern; FRN members
The FIPS project team, a village-based agricultural advisors group, is sharing the findings of its work on deep tillage with a new animated video. FIPS worked with Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) to create the five-minute video âDeep Tillage and Smarter Manure Use: Dig Deep, Save Money, and Harvest More.â Using farmer-oriented animation, the video […]
A presentation made to the FRN working group on exploring FRN as a way to identify and improve on-farm seed management practices in Ecuador. Sharing about an experience with 3 FRN groups researching potato seed issues.