ODI's Agricultural Research and Extension Network (AgREN) was established in the mid-1980s to link policy-makers, practitioners and researchers in the agriculture sector of developing countries. AgREN was founded on a strong belief in the importance of information exchange and learning from both positive and negative experience. It aims to provide its members with up-to-date information and the opportunity to maintain a dialogue with others who have similar professional interests.
Linking small farmers to the formal research sector: lessons from a participatory bean breeding programme in Honduras
The paper discusses co-production in the improvement of bean varieties between Honduran hillside farmers and regional scientists.
Despite the popularity of the promotional activities of low external input agriculture (LEIA), systematic evaluations of the impact of these activities are scarce.
How Bolivia seeks to understand and listen to the technology needs of its farmers'.
This paper examines the asset holdings and income portfolios of eight case-study groups located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa that have recently benefited from the government’s land reform programme.