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 […]
Herramienta para el registro agroclimático por agricultores A presentation made to the FRN working group on the “Pachagrama”. This is a tool developed in the Bolivian altiplano for farmers to record agro-climatic information to develop local weather forecasts.
A presentation made to the FRN working group sharing lessons about mobilizing local knowledge in support of agroecological intensification. Read seven key insights from an FRN in Burkina Faso about mobilizing local knowledge in the support of agroecological intensification
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 […]
A presentation made to the FRN working group about community-based phytosanitation to control cassava virus diseases in Uganda. The presentation examines increasing cassava productivity and incomes of fellow smallholder farmers in Teso sub-region through sustainable and inclusive access to improved farmer preferred virus cassavaseed.
Farmer Research Network (FRN) through a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach for the Agroecology Transition (AT) in Chuquisaca –Bolivia. A presentation made to the FRN working group on a participatory action research process carried out in Bolivia with groups of farmers.
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. […]