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Participatory research methods for technology evaluation: A manual for scientists working with farmers
This manual presents methods that enable agricultural scientist and farmers to evaluate technologies/practices jointly. The methods are specifically designed for participatory research on germplasm and soil fertility ...
Examining the role of collective action in an informal seed system: A case study from the central valley of Oaxaca, Mexico
This paper explores social arrangements associated with seed transactions among small-scale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, where no formal seed supply system exists. We test the hypothesis that ...
The dinamics of farmers' maize seed supply practices in the central valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
What are the organizing principles that underlie and help shape farmers’ seed supply practices in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca? And what are the implications of these practices for maize genetic diversity and the ...
Planting hybrids, keeping landraces: Agricultural modernization and tradition among small-scale maize farmers in Chiapas, Mexico
This paper examines how agricultural modernization and tradition interact among small-scale commercially-oriented maize farmers by studying shifts in area and number of farmers planting hybrids and landraces. Results show ...
Metodos de investigacion participativa para evaluar tecnologias: Manual para cientificos que trabajan con agricultores
En este manual se describen métodos que permiten la evaluación conjunta de tecnologías por parte de científicos agrícolas y agricultores. Estos métodos fueron creados especificamente para la investigación participativa ...