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Cover for Understanding farmers' knowledge as the basis for collaboration with plant breeders: methodological development and examples from ongoing research in Mexico, Syria, Cuba and Nepal.

There has been very little comparative research on farmers' and scientists' theoretical or conceptual knowledge, sometimes leading to reliance on untested assumptions in plant breeding projects that attempt to work with farmers. We propose an alternative approach that is inductive, based on a very...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.; Ceccarelli, S.; Grando, S.; Rana, R. B.; Rijal, D.; Ríos Labrada, H.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Participatory plant breeding in 10 rice in Nepal.

We describe here work over many years both in high-altitude villages of Nepal and in the lowland area of the Nepal terai on participatory crop improvement in rice. We focus on the interactions of farmers and scientists and the contributions each partner makes in participatory research. This has...

Author(s)
Joshi, K. D.; Sthapit, B.; Subedi, M.; Witcombe, J. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter