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 […]
CCRP’s AEI-centered research funding, cross-cutting projects, convening, and support structures focus and accelerate the co-creation and sharing of AEI knowledge and solutions across local, regional, and global scales… helping smallholder farmers feed their world.
A presentation made to the FRN working group about research on the social and ecological drivers of potato seed degeneration and farmer-researcher sharing of good management practices in three highland communities in Ecuador. Research that asked the questions: What are the social and ecological drivers altering potato seed degeneration rates? What on-farm management practices are […]
Effectively addressing malnutrition in the rural sector remains a critical international priority, especially as increasing evidence shows that people who are malnourished as children not only experience the developmental consequences of chronic nutrient deficiencies, but are also more likely to be overweight or obese as adults (Black et al. 2013; Godfrey, Gluckman, and Hanson 2010).
Source: Ana Deaconu, Geneviève Mercille & Malek Batal (2019) The Agroecological Farmer’s Pathways from Agriculture to Nutrition: A Practice-Based Case from Ecuador’s Highlands, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 58:2, 142-165, DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2019.1570179
Building Knowledge together: Designing farm level experimentation with multiple actors learning from multi-environments. A presentation made to the FRN working group on facilitating social learning through FRNs, based on research done in the Best Bets FRN in Malawi.
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