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Bioversity International

A team of researchers at Bioversity International has continued to develop the “tricot” approach to research with farmers. The team developed and validated prototypes to make the process clearer to farmers, having found that farmers were more motivated to participate if they had a full understanding of the research cycle. The ClimMob digital platform, which is used to implement the tricot approach, has now been used to organize trials covering 34,000 plots, engaging a large number of researchers, field agents and farmers beyond the CCRP. The platform’s improvements include improved analytical reports and farmer feedback sheets, designed after user feedback. The team recently published a paper on their approach accessible from the link below, as well as a manual, “The Tricot Approach: Guide for large-scale participatory experiments.”

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