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.
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
This objective of this document is to present a synthesis of the learning that was gained through part of the developmental evaluation process that involved four deep dive FRN projects, from 2015 to the end of 2017. The approach taken was to summarize the learning work done across the Deep Dive projects in different ways. […]
Resource Type: Organizational publication or report
Development actors, including the African Union, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and bilateral donors, promote a technology-driven sustainable intensification of agriculture as a way to feed a growing world population and reduce rural poverty. A broader view of smallholder agriculture in the context of rural livelihoods suggests that technological solutions alone are […]
The project team investigated whether a participatory approach to testing agroecological practices and improved nutrition can lead to enhanced legume production and utilization in rural communities in Singida District, Tanzania. Previous CCRP-funded research in Malawi has shown the potential for such an approach which can lead to successful development outcomes and build on this research. […]