Image Database Export Citations


Farmer Learning and International Research Centres: Lessons from IRRI

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Morin, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Palis, Florencia
dc.contributor.author McAllister, Karen
dc.contributor.author Papag, Aida
dc.contributor.author Magsumbol, Melina
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-24T15:04:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-24T15:04:09Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6166
dc.description.abstract "The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is one of 16 centres in the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). IRRI’s broad mandate is to conduct research and training to improve the lives of rice producers and consumers, particularly those with low incomes. This is a huge task and means that whilst IRRI creates products, typically in the form of either knowledge (eg. improved pest management or fertiliser application methods) or physical technology(new varieties or machinery), it is the role of extension workers from other organisations to promote and disseminate the product to the farmers. However, some recent innovations by IRRI researchers have involved 'decision aids' as a means for farmers to adopt and adapt technologies on a much wider scale than can be achieved through focused research projects alone. In this paper we highlight one of these innovative approaches, the development and promotion of the 'no early spray'(NES) technique in integrated pest management in Central Luzon, Philippines, and discuss its implications for farmer learning within the institutional culture of IRRI. We close with policy and research implications of this research for IRRI and other international institutes." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gatekeeper Series, no. 96 en_US
dc.subject rice en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject pest control en_US
dc.title Farmer Learning and International Research Centres: Lessons from IRRI en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Qualitative en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.coverage.country Philippines
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Gatekeeper Series no96.pdf 194.5Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show simple item record