Problem DescriptionThis approach is a direct response to the FRN principle that "Farmers that represent the social and biophysical diversity of their communities participate in the whole research process". This means that "Farmer groups set research priorities and influence the research agenda", that we "Engage farmer groups and organizations throughout the whole research process from diagnosis, design, implementation, analysis, and communication" and that we "Ensure farmers who lack financial, social, and resource capitals are included". In addition, FRNs aim to ensure that "Networks foster collaboration and opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing", which means "Foster genuine and authentic collaborative engagement" and "Facilitate learning and knowledge sharing across farmer groups with similar agendas, interests, and constraints".
In order to build such networks, the stakeholders must be involved from the outset in defining a research topic, in designing the research method, in building schedules and budgets together, in choosing communication tools, in collecting and analyzing data, and more. The project in Bolivia with Fundacion Valles is a good example of how these processes are put in place and negotiated among partners.
Sustainable Development Goals
On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. This solution covers the following goals:
- Presentation made by Andes Deep Dive group
presentation made by Andes Deep Dive group 2016
Solution StageOne of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
|STAGE||SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED||EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES||RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING||FINANCE REQUIRED||KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED||GOAL|
|Developing and testing3||Mix of design and implementation skills|
|A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users||Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea|