Listening to Farmers: Qualitative Impact Assessments in Unfavorable Rice Environments

Listening to Farmers: Qualitative Impact Assessments in Unfavorable Rice Environments

S. Zolvinski

The Cosortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE) built on the body of knowledge and technologies that have been developed, and it has promoted a wider understanding of the role of farmer participatory research in technology development. CURE has encouraged the development and validation of technologies under farmer-managed conditions in order to tailor their development to “social, cultural, and economic factors, as well as external policy and market forces.”

A series of case studies were undertaken to highlight the importance of linking technology development with farmer participatory research to achieve impact on the livelihoods of resource-poor households in unfavorable environments. The technologies evaluated in this bulletin are an outcome of this ongoing research process.

Specifications

  • Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0074-7807
  • Pages: 47

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