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 […]
FAO and CCRP Collaboration Focuses on a Practical Tool for Agroecological Assessment CCRP is delighted to collaborate with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on advancing agroecology (AE). Since 2015, the CCRP’s grant support to the FAO has supported the development of the FAO’s Agroecology Knowledge Hub website. Its support also allowed the […]
Source: Edmundo Barrios, FAO Agroecology team: Claire Nicklin, CCRP-Andes regional team; Ric Coe, Statistics for Sustainable Development and CCRP’s Research Methods Support team; and Ernesto Mendes, U of Vermont. Editor: Rebecca Nelson.
El kit de herramientas de salud del suelo reúne varios métodos para evaluar la salud del suelo en el contexto de proyectos y redes que trabajan con pequeños agricultores. El sitio web del kit describe los protocolos para medir el pH del suelo, el carbono del suelo oxidable por permanganato (POXC o carbono activo), la […]
The AKH site includes profiles of people and initiatives working on agroecology. If you would like to have an innovative farmer or particular success story resulting from your project featured on the AKH, please view the Guidelines Agroecology Profiles.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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 […]
The soil health tool kit assembles a number of methods to assess soil health in the context of projects and networks working with smallholder farmers. The soil health 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 this short video, Ric Coe introduces the concepts of options by context interactions by describing the more standard “genotype by environment” interactions that plant breeders use, and then generalising the idea.
This video discusses some of the issues surrounding the design of experiments when considering options by context interactions, including how to decide what ‘options’ to test, and the contexts in which to test them.
Communication is vital when conducting experiments with farmers. This video discusses some of the issues of how, why and particularly what to communicate when working with farmers. We also make the case for a detailed written protocol to communicate the details of the design to yourself and others. Written by Ric Coe Designed by Emma […]
Replication is often a point of confusion for researchers. Often, researchers conducting on-farm trials will simply say “the farms / farmers are my replicates” and leave it at that. This video discusses why this is not a good idea, and why you need to think more carefully about where your replicates are in your design […]
This video gives some examples of how to look at data from on-farm trials in a slightly different way, enabling you to get more information from the data. We also discuss how to design your trial to make it as easy as possible to get useful and relevant information from the results. Written by Ric […]