Cambridge-Africa

Farmers getting involved in research to adapt to climate change

11 March 2019

A study on citizen science in a number of countries including Ethiopia found that farmers could be helped to plant the most suitable varieties of a crop to reduce the risk of crop failure and make adaptations in the face of climate change. Farmers received different varieties of seeds and were able to compare the yield from the varieties,  contributing to a wider research project as different farmers received different varieties of the crop from a much broader range of varieties of the seeds. The 'tricot' triadic comparison of technologies was first used in India and is now being adapted for use in Central America.  Read more 

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