This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.
Principally based on Projects R8422, R8406 and F8220. A participatory learning process—involving surveys, workshops and trade fairs—has helped to expand farmer information supply in the southern highlands of Tanzania. Location-specific tools— such as Swahili language leaflets on maize management—and increased access to information, training and products has helped to improve the capacity, effectiveness and morale of public and private sector organizations. Farmers from 18 villages benefited directly, improving their capacity to manage their maize cropping systems. In addition, stockists, researchers, extensionists, seed companies and NGOs all perceived benefits from the participatory learning process and its positive influence on their ability to do their job effectively.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (20 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH46, 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 126.