Research that asked the questions: What are the social and ecological drivers altering potato seed degeneration rates? What on-farm management practices are available to improve seed degeneration? And under what conditions?
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. […]
“In his 2004 article “What is a case study and what is it good for?,” political scientist John Gerring noted that, though case studies continue to be used widely, researchers “have difficulty articulating what it is that they are doing, methodologically speaking. The case study survives in a curious methodological limbo” (p. 341, emphasis ours). […]
The case highlights the complexity of issues and actors across the whole of a “seed system.” Throughout the seed value chain, a multitude of opportunities exist for thoughtful funding in research and development to improve the performance of the overall system.
Source: Anja Christinck, Marthe Diarra, and Gottfried Horneber
Since 1997 CCRP funded projects have worked with approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate agriculture research and development students around the world. In 2013 IMEP organized a survey that addressed some of the leadership team’s evaluation questions about CCRP’s work with undergrad and graduate students.The survey instrument was finalized and delivered via email to 164 students. […]