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Author: Ian Scoones; John Thompson
Publisher: Rugby, UK : Practical Action Pub., 2009.
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Agriculture is an urgent global priority and farmers find themselves in the front line of some of the world's most pressing issues. This book presents a range of experiences that highlight the importance of going beyond a focus on the farm to a wider innovation system, including market interactions and the institutional and policy environment.
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Farmer first revisited.
Rugby, UK : Practical Action Pub., 2009
(OCoLC)701571395
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Scoones; John Thompson
ISBN: 9781853396823 1853396826
OCLC Number: 319585010
Description: xxv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Revisiting Farmer First --
Farmer First revisited: innovation for agricultural research and development / Ian Scoones, John Thompson --
Challenges to strengthening agricultural innovation systems: where do we go from here? / Andy Hall --
Fostering Farmer First methodological innovation: organizational learning and change in international agricultural research / Jacqueline A. Ashby --
Systems of innovation --
Opening Note --
Farmer participatory research and adaptive management --
Developing seed systems in Africa / Jean Claude Rubyogo, Louise Sperling --
Client-oriented breeding and seed supply / John Witcombe, Krishna Devkota, Daljit Virk, Krishna Rawal, Satish Prasad, Vikas Kumar, Krishna Joshi --
Learning from experience: potato innovation systems and participatory research / Oscar Ortiz, Ricardo Orrego, Willy Pradel, Peter Gildemacher, Renee Castillo, Ronal Otiniano, Julio Gabriel, Juan Vallejo, Omar Torres, Gebremehdin Woldegiorgis, Belew Damene, Rogers Kakuhenzire, Imelda Kashaija, Ignatius Kahiu --
Action research with local forest users and managers: lessons from CIFOR's research on adaptive collaborative management / Ravi Prabhu, Carol Colfer, Chimere Diaw, Cynthia McDougall, Robert Fisher --
Co-management of rangeland resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region: involving farmers in the policy process / Yan Zhao-Li --
The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) as a system of agricultural innovation / Norman Uphoff --
Encounters, dialogues and learning alliances: the System of Rice Intensification in India / C. Shambu Prasad --
If farmers are first, do pastoralists come second? Political ecology and participation in central Mali / Todd A. Crane --
Engaging with markets and the private sector --
The First Mile experience: connecting farmers to markets / Clive Lightfoot, Vincon Nyimbo --
Linking learners: livestock marketing chain development in Kenya / Michael Kibue --
Beyond the farmer and the farm: users' perspectives and agricultural livelihoods / Dindo Campilan, Julieta R. Roa, Julian Gonsalves --
Continuing improvement and innovation in the market chain of rootcrop chips / Julieta R. Roa --
Community agro-enterprise development: experience from Uganda and Malawi / Jemimah Njuki, Susan Kaaria, Pascal Sanginga, Elly Kaganzi, Tennyson Magombo --
Enabling rural innovation in Africa / Susan Kaaria, Pascal Sanginga, Jemimah Njuki, Robert Delve, Colletah Chitsike, Rupert Best --
Public-private partnerships and developing-country agriculture / David J. Spielman, Frank Hartwich, Klaus von Grebmer --
Including boxes on: Committing for the long term / Bino Témé, Oumar Niangado, Samba Traoré, Salif Kanté --
African Agricultural Technology Foundation / Gospel O. Omanya, Francis Nang'ayo, Richard Boadi, Nancy Muchiri, Hodeba Mignouna, Mpoko Bokanga --
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) / Andy Peters --
The Monsanto Smallholder Programme / Dominic Glover --
The politics of demand and organizational change --
Opening Note --
Farmers' Organizations --
Fostering farmer-scientist research collaboration: the role of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers / Beatriz P. del Rosario --
Promoting farmer-centred research in Kenya / Nduati Kariuki --
Advocacy coalitions to build participatory processes in the Altiplano: increasing human capacities to adapt to change / Cecilia Turin --
Farmers' movements and the struggle for food sovereignty in Latin America / Maria Arce Moreira, Patrick M. Mulvany --
Farmers' participation in policy advocacy processes in Bolivia / Elizabeth Vargas, William Burgoa --
Beyond black and white: the National African Farmers' Union of South Africa / Khamarunga Banda --
The politics of inclusion in African agricultural research and development / Monty P. Jones, Sidi Sanyang --
Networks and partnerships --
Building partnerships to promote local innovation processes / Ann Waters-Bayer, Chesha Wettasinha, Laurens van Veldhuizen --
Including a box on: Promoting Farmer Innovation and Experimentation in the Sahel (PROFEIS) / Assétou Kanouté --
Participatory Innovation Development in Ethiopia / Amanuel Assefa --
Partnerships for action research / Scott Killough --
The DURAS project: funding research partnerships / Oliver Oliveros --
Research involving multi-stakeholder partnerships / Bernard Triomphe, Henri Hocdé, Guy Faure --
Learning to value LEISA: experience in global knowledge networking for Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture / Edith van Walsum --
Communicating farmers' knowledge: Agridape and Profeis experiences / Awa Faly Ba --
Network, institution and movement: the case of the Honey Bee network / Anil Gupta --
Food sovereignty: a farmer-led policy framework / Patrick Mulvany, Maria Arce Moreira --
Large public R&D organizations --
Farmer first or still last? Uneven institutional development in the Indian agricultural innovation system / V. Rasheed Sulaiman --
Emergence of farmer-centred agricultural science and technology policy in China / Li Xiaoyun, Qi Gubo, Xu Xiuli, Mao Miankui --
Including a box on: The Farmer-Centred Research Network, China / Qi Gubo, Li Xiaoyun, Xu Xiuli, Dindo Campilan, Ronnie Vernooy --
Reflections on the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) / Ruth Meinzen-Dick --
Institutional learning and change in the Cgiar system / Jamie Watts, Douglas Horton --
Learning selection revisited / Boru Douthwaite, Martin Gummert --
New professionalism, learning and change --
Opening note --
Extension: from diffusion to networks --
Strengthening rural extension / Paul Van Mele --
Institutionalizing values-based research: lessons from the Petrra Project, Bangladesh / Ahmad Salahuddin, Paul Van Mele, Noel P. Magor --
Putting farmers first in Indonesia: the case of Farmer Field Schools / Yunita T. Winarto --
Farmer participatory research in northern Tanzania: Farm-Africa's experience / Richard Ewbank, Aloyce Kasindei, Faithrest Kimaro, Salutary Slaa --
Facilitation for change: triggering emancipation and innovation in rural communities in South Africa / Hlamalani Ngwenya, Jürgen Hagmann --
Crop management innovation and the economics of attention / Robert Tripp --
Knowledge networks and farmer seed systems / Paul Richards --
Rethinking agricultural education --
Learning to make change: developing innovation and change competence in African universities / Jürgen Hagmann, Paul Kibwika, Adipala Ekwamu --
From marginal to normative: institutionalizing participatory epidemiology / Andy Catley --
Agricultural innovation for rural development: a Master's programme for professionals working in rural areas in Peru / Maria E. Fernandez, Oscar Ortiz --
Mainstreaming participatory rural development studies in China / Li Xiaoyun, Xu Xiuli, Qi Gubo, Lu Min, Ronnie Vernooy --
Making trans-disciplinary science work for resource-poor farmers / Niels Röling, Janice Jiggins --
Participation, paternalism and practicality: reconciling sustainability science and indigenous agendas / Robert E. Rhoades --
Power, progression and regression in learning for agriculture and development / Jethro Pettit --
Impact assessment and learning --
So what difference does it make? Assessing the outcomes and impacts of farmer participatory research / Adrienne Martin --
Monitoring for collective learning in rural resource management / Irene Guijt --
Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis / Boru Douthwaite, Sophie Alvarez, Graham Thiele, Ronald Mackay --
Tracking the impact of policy task forces in Uganda / Pascal C. Sanginga, Annet Abenakyo, Rick Kamugisha, Adrienne M. Martin, Robert Muzira --
Using Participatory Impact Assessment (PIA) to inform policy: lessons from Ethiopia / Dawit Abebe, Andy Catley, Berhanu Admassu, Gezu Bekele --
Looking Forward --
The future of the Farmer First movement: towards an innovation alliance / Ian Scoones, John Thompson.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Scoones and John Thompson ; with a foreword by Robert Chambers.
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Agriculture is an urgent global priority and farmers find themselves in the front line of some of the world's most pressing issues. This book presents a range of experiences that highlight the importance of going beyond a focus on the farm to a wider innovation system, including market interactions and the institutional and policy environment.

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