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: R8265: Improving household food security by
widening the access of smallholder farmers to appropriate grain store
New thinking—emphasizing pluralism, inclusion, farmer empowerment and
demand-driven services— has changed the way extension service providers
view poverty and production goals. The diversity response approach (DRA)
is helping them to put these new approaches into action, and helping
them understand the diverse demands and priorities of rural communities
and households. DRA applies participatory and technical tools to match
available technologies to the needs of identifiable groups, including
vulnerable groups that are frequently overlooked. This toolbox, which
grew out of efforts to improve grain-store pest management, is helping
to counter food insecurity and bolster the livelihoods of smallholder
farmers in northern Ghana and Tanzania.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH25, 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 101.