CURE (Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments) approach amidst rice crisis and changing climate
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Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/36039
Internet URL: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/33719
CURE is a platform within which national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES) and IRRI researchers can partner together with farmers and extension workers to tackle key problems in sites representative of the diverse ecosystems. Its strategy involves on-site farmer-participatory research linking scientists from NARES, international research centers, and advanced research institutions using a multidisciplinary approach for technology generation, validation, and dissemination. It employs rice varietal diversity through field days by allowing exchanges of rice varieties among farmers to give them options of what to plant and what works best in their area. Also employs participatory evaluations in researcher-managed 'mother trials' and farmer-managed 'baby trials' that allows farmers to select rice varieties that match their performance criteria.
Describes experience of: IRRI with Participatory evaluation, Farmer field days
Related reference: http://irri.org/networks/consortium-for-unfavorable-rice-environments