Farmer-led solutions to protect natural resources

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Democratizing Innovation: Sharing Participatory Research—for Farmers by Farmers

Around the world, farmers, scientists, researchers, and NGOs are creating innovative, on-the-ground solutions for the problems they face each day: water scarcity, resource depletion, land degradation, crop loss, and weather volatility. Many of these ground-breaking ideas have great potential to be replicated and scaled out across the globe.

Food Tank is excited to be collaborating with the McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) during 2015 to highlight farmer-led solutions to protect natural resources, increase incomes, and improve livelihoods.

Here are some examples of how innovation can be shared among farmers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and consumers:

Read the full article: FoodTank

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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