Learning how agricultural research can be more relevant to the poor

Can agricultural research be more relevant and useful to women, the poor and marginalized?

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) developed the Research in Development (RinD) approach to carry out  Mode 2 research in five geographically-defined hubs in Bangladesh, Zambia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Solomon Islands. In March 2016 the program published a Working Paper that pulls together three and a half years of results and learning.

In the paper RinD emerges as a strengths-based engagement strategy based on participatory action research (PAR). In each hub, an AAS team engaged with communities and hub-level stakeholders to agree on a pressing development challenge facing key aquatic agricultural systems and the pathways to tackling it.  AAS facilitated PAR to tackle their respective challenges, linked to broader CGIAR research expertise.

Read more: https://blog.gfar.net/2016/04/05/learning-how-agricultural-research-can-be-more-relevant-to-the-poor/

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