A session plan for an exercise to be conducted with Farmer Research Networks (FRNs, researchers and extension workers with the aim of identifying issues and setting out research objectives.
The diagnosis and designing exercise is done in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of the local context and then define the research problem. The farmer researchers and technocrats (research scientists and extension workers) identify options (solutions)for testing in the experimental plots. These options include innovations from formal research organisations (science), farmer practices (indigenous knowledge) or a fusion of both science and indigenous knowledge. Finally the actors engage in a dialogue which results into a farmer-led experiment but with principles of experimentation upheld.
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