The complexity and heterogeneity of high Andean agricultural systems in Peru requires holistic and inclusive approaches from soils to landscapes. By Cecilia Turin, Katherin Meza and Steven Vanek For too long, the importance and fragility of high Andean soils and production systems have been overlooked. The soils of the Peruvian Andes are diverse, shallow, and […]
“In his 2004 article â€śWhat is a case study and what is it good for?,â€ť political scientist John Gerring noted that, though case studies continue to be used widely, researchers â€śhave difficulty articulating what it is that they are doing, methodologically speaking. The case study survives in a curious methodological limboâ€ť (p. 341, emphasis ours). […]
The case highlights the complexity of issues and actors across the whole of a â€śseed system.â€ť 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 teamâ€™s evaluation questions about CCRPâ€™s work with undergrad and graduate students.The survey instrument was finalized and delivered via email to 164 students. […]