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Table 1 Overview of 11 cases of farmer-led research analysed in the desk study

From: Exploring the impact of farmer-led research supported by civil society organisations

No. Name of case Period of CSO intervention Country Supporting CSO
1 Improving zaï planting pits 1992 to 1999 (initial development and spread by farmers) Burkina Faso Informal group of farmer innovators
2 Campesino a Campesino (farmer-to-farmer) 1986 to 1989 (continued as movement) Nicaragua UNAG and other farmer organisations
3 Farmer-scientist partnership 1985 to present Philippines MASIPAG (farmer organisation)
4 Farmer experimenters 1981 to 1990 Honduras World Neighbors (NGO)
5 Farmer participatory research 2000 to 2007 Tanzania FARM-Africa (NGO)
6 Smallholder action research 1990 to present Burkina Faso Diobass (NGO)
7 Participatory innovation development 1990 to present Mali Prolinnova-Mali (NGO-led multistakeholder platform)
8 Local agricultural research committees (CIALs) 1993 to present Honduras FIPAH (NGO)
9 Participatory extension approach 1991 to 1995 Zimbabwe ITDG/Practical Action (NGO) with German bilateral support
10 Participatory technology development approach 1999 to 2007 Vietnam Helvetas (NGO) with Swiss bilateral development
11 Institutionalising farmer participatory research 1999 to 2003 (institutionalisation phase) Ethiopia FARM-Africa (NGO)