Farmer participation in bean research in Africa: experiences from the field
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David, Soniia. 1995. Farmer participation in bean research in Africa: Experiences from the field. In: Fourie, Deidré; Liebenberg, A.J.; Klerk, Martienette de; Swart, Alta (eds.). SADC Regional Bean Workshop (4, 1995, Potchefstroom, South Africa). Proceedings. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Network on Bean Research in Africa, Dar es Salaam, TZ. p. 232-242. (CIAT African workshop series no. 31)
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This paper defines basic tenents of the participatory research approach in the context of agricultural technology development. It reviews CIAT`s experiences in Eastern Africa with involving farmers in bean research at three levels; research planning and implementation, varietal selection and seed multiplication. The role farmers can play in evaluating the impact of new bean technologies is briefly assessed.