Co-learning Cycles to Support the Design of Innovative Farm Systems in Southern Mali

Farm systems were re-designed together with farmers during three years (2013–2015) in Southern Mali with the aim to improve income without compromising food self-sufficiency. A cyclical learning model with three steps was used: Step 1 was the co-design of a set of crop/livestock technical options, Step 2 the on-farm testing and appraisal of these options and Step 3 a participatory ex-ante analysis of re-designed farm systems incorporating the tested options.

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Gatien Falconnier et al.



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Peer-reviewed article

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West Africa