Toolbox tailors extension to the needs of poor households and communities. Validated RNRRS Output.


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.

Summary for Project title: R8265: Improving household food security by widening the access of smallholder farmers to appropriate grain store pest management.

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.

Published 1 January 2007