This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8182: Strengthening technical innovation
systems in potato-based agriculture in Bolivia: Bolivia Initiative.
A new menu of methods now helps farmers and researchers work together
more productively. Farmers want and need change. So finding out what
they want isn't a one-off process, it's continuous. And, like everyone
else, there are things out there that farmers don't know about, so they
don't know whether or not they might need them. Then, when suggestions
are made to meet their needs, they like to be involved in testing them
out. Development agencies, research organisations, foundations and
non-government organisations already use the methods. Teamwork between
researchers and farmers relies on social principles. These principles
work as well with new equipment for draught animals as with integrated
pest management, whether the topic is potato, rabbits or rice.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (13 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP58, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 130.