Farmer Learning and International Research Centres: Lessons from IRRI

dc.contributor.authorMorin, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorPalis, Florencia
dc.contributor.authorMcAllister, Karen
dc.contributor.authorPapag, Aida
dc.contributor.authorMagsumbol, Melina
dc.coverage.countryPhilippines
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-24T15:04:09Z
dc.date.available2010-08-24T15:04:09Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
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.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/6166
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseriesInternational Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGatekeeper Series, no. 96en_US
dc.subjectriceen_US
dc.subjectagricultureen_US
dc.subjectpest controlen_US
dc.subject.sectorAgricultureen_US
dc.subject.sectorSocial Organizationen_US
dc.titleFarmer Learning and International Research Centres: Lessons from IRRIen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.type.methodologyQualitativeen_US
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