Source: Esta publicaciÃ³n fue realizada en el marco del proyecto de investigaciÃ³n "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 FundaciÃ³n 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 Este informe busca delimitar de la manera mÃ¡s precisa posible el significado de la âincidencia polÃticaâ desde la perspectiva del trabajo prÃ¡ctico de algunas de las organizaciones de la Comunidad de PrÃ¡ctica (CoP) del Programa Colaborativo de InvestigaciÃ³n de Cultivos de la RegiÃ³n Andes de la FundaciÃ³n McKnight. Se presenta un […]
By Manuel Ruiz Muller This report seeks to define as precisely as possible the meaning of the term âpolicy advocacyâ 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 Foundationâs Collaborative Crop Research Program. Analysis is presented on how […]
Two Indonesian farmers in conversation at international agroecology school in Italy. Photo credit: Colin Anderson This series explores praxis in agroecology transitions. Praxis is a critical concept in participatory research and action and can be understood as the dialectical interaction of theory/reflection and practice/action that opens the possibility for contributing to social transformation. Resource Download: […]
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 […]
By Magali Garcia In times of food, production and sustainability crises, the combination of research and innovation is key to achieving agricultural sustainability at a global level. However, innovations developed by farmers are often considered irrelevant. This is a contradiction in itself since farmers must constantly investigate and innovate in order to deal with the […]
La presentaciÃ³n del equipo de AES con una sÃntesis de las visiones compartidas por los grupos. ReÃºne los principios y valores que los participantes consideraron claves para una transformaciÃ³n, asÃ como los pasos y recomendaciones necesarios para convertir las visiones en acciones.
The presentation used by the Agroecology Support (AES) team for their opening talk at the 16th Annual Andes CoP meeting. It contains an overview on the agroecological principles and transition process, including a case study from Vermont (U.S.)
La presentaciÃ³n utilizada por el equipo de AES para la charla de apertura. Contiene una visiÃ³n general de los principios agroecolÃ³gicos y el proceso de transiciÃ³n, incluyendo un estudio de caso de Vermont (EE.UU.)
A presentation by the AES team with a synthesis of the visions shared by the groups. It brings together the principles and values that participants considered key for a transformation as well as the steps and recommendations necessary to turn visions into action.
A presentation made to the FRN working group on exploring FRN as a way to identify and improve on-farm seed management practices in Ecuador. Sharing about an experience with 3 FRN groups researching potato seed issues.
A presentation made to the FRN working group on participatory research with quinoa farmers on the Bolivian altiplano. Read about the process of identifying a research question, designing the experiments, and recording and analyzing data with farmers.
Farmer field schools , a platform within the FAO, is helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 in international farming communities by “spreading accurate health information, building networks of solidarity focusing on vulnerable people, or organizing short value chains to ensure farmersâ products reach markets.” The global FFS platform team recently released these posters in […]
As part of the Agroecological Intensification Studentship program implemented by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), a series of webinars and online materials covering AEI research essentials has been made available in Spanish. Produced in conjunction with the Research Methods Support cross-cutting project, the materials for graduate students doing their fieldwork in the […]
Access Agriculture is an international, non-governmental organization that hosts an online platform for sharing farmer-to-farmer videos. These well-crafted videos are based on participatory research oriented towards farmersâ priorities, and feature men and women farmers sharing their expertise and innovations in their own languages. CCRP has in the past engaged with Access Agriculture in supporting filmmaking […]
Founded in July 2015, the Association of Guardians of the Native Potato (AGUAPAN) is a network of Peruvian farmers who serve as custodians of potato diversity. Each member actively conserves at least 50 varieties. For their service, farmers receive annual payments from two Dutch potato seed companies as their way of fulfilling the spirit of […]
Herramienta para el registro agroclimÃ¡tico por agricultores A presentation made to the FRN working group on the âPachagramaâ. This is a tool developed in the Bolivian altiplano for farmers to record agro-climatic information to develop local weather forecasts.