Source: Esta publicaci√≥n fue realizada en el marco del proyecto de investigaci√≥n "Estado del conocimiento y uso de los bioinsumos en los Andes", coordinada por investigadores de Rikolto y la Universidad de Michigan; con el apoyo de la Fundaci√≥n McKnight.
Here we review the current state of knowledge and practical use of liquid ferments in the Andes, through an extensive literature review and interviews with practitioners. Literature was collected through searches in white and grey literature, including peer-reviewed research, academic theses and promotional material from non-governmental organizations and government ministries. Interviews were conducted in Bolivia, […]
Source: This publication was produced as part of the research project "State of knowledge and use of bioinputs in the Andes", coordinated by researchers from Rikolto and the University of Michigan, with the support of the McKnight Foundation.
By Manuel Ruiz Muller This report seeks to define as precisely as possible the meaning of the term ‚Äúpolicy advocacy‚ÄĚ through the lens of the practical work of some of the organizations that form part of the Andes Community of Practice (CoP) of the McKnight Foundation‚Äôs Collaborative Crop Research Program. Analysis is presented on how […]
By Manuel Ruiz Muller Este informe busca delimitar de la manera m√°s precisa posible el significado de la ‚Äúincidencia pol√≠tica‚ÄĚ desde la perspectiva del trabajo pr√°ctico de algunas de las organizaciones de la Comunidad de Pr√°ctica (CoP) del Programa Colaborativo de Investigaci√≥n de Cultivos de la Regi√≥n Andes de la Fundaci√≥n McKnight. Se presenta un […]
In September 2021, the United Nations will hold its first Food Systems Summit. (Exact dates to be determined.) CCRP grantee Global Alliance for the Future of Food will contribute in multiple ways. Its executive director, Ruth Richardson, is among those leading the Champions Network and is a part of the executive committee. Across the CCRP […]
Robust seed systems are central to sustainable food systems that are renewable, resilient, equitable, diverse, healthy, and interconnected. We also believe that there is an urgency to supporting community based and farmer managed seed systems in order to protect and enhance seed diversity. Recognizing this, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food commissioned experts […]
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 […]
The project has been using a checklist of principles of experimentation for the last 3 years. ¬†However the principle of ‚ÄėKeeping good records of what you do and what you see‚Äô has proved difficult to get accepted. What information do farmers consider valuable to their decision making processes? What information are farmers interested in? (what […]
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¬†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 […]