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Farmers' organizations and agricultural innovation : case studies from Benin, Rwanda and Tanzania


Document type: book
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Abstract: This bulletin analyses the role played by farmers’ organizations in agricultural innovation and investigates the constraints preventing them from fully playing their role. Based on case studies conducted in Benin, Rwanda and Tanzania, the book presents a number of best practices and lessons learned, and identifies issues related to strengthening the role of farmers’ organizations. The case studies show that farmers’ organizations currently gain knowledge and access information from various sources. However, for knowledge to become innovation, appropriate institutional and organizational settings are necessary. The studies underscore the fact that agricultural innovation is a multi-stakeholder, interactive process in which farmers’ organizations are key actors. They need to develop specific skills and link with other actors, who in turn have to accept them as allies in the innovation process.
Series Title: Bulletin / Development policy and practice
Country: Benin , Rwanda , Tanzania, United Republic of
Category: Practice
Editor: Wennink, B. , Heemskerk, W.
ISBN: 90-6832-168-4
Serial number: 374
ISSN: 0922-7911
Keywords: agriculture , private sector , rural development
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 112
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT Publishers
Year: 2006
Region: Africa , Africa South of Sahara
Right: © 2006 KIT
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Farmers' organizations and agricultural innovation : case studies from Benin, Rwanda and Tanzania