International agricultural research organisations, like the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and their national partners work with farmers both to develop improved crop varieties and to enhance farmers' capacity to manage better existing and new germplasm. However, research organizations seldom have sufficient presence on the ground to generate lasting benefits for large numbers of farmers. Jon Hellin, Mauricio Bellon and Lone Badstue discuss how this problem can be overcome if researchers work closely with NGOs as well as farmers in what is known as 'participatory crop research'.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Specialist publication||Appropriate Technology|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|
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