Participatory research: A catalyst for greater impact

Jon Hellin, Lone Badstue, Mauricio Bellon

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International agricultural research organisations, like the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and their national partners work with farmers both to develop improved crop varieties and to enhance farmers' capacity to manage better existing and new germplasm. However, research organizations seldom have sufficient presence on the ground to generate lasting benefits for large numbers of farmers. Jon Hellin, Mauricio Bellon and Lone Badstue discuss how this problem can be overcome if researchers work closely with NGOs as well as farmers in what is known as 'participatory crop research'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationAppropriate Technology
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • General Engineering


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