Over 70 experts and project partners took part in the symposium «Participatory Research to foster Innovation in Agriculture» at ETH Zürich on the 28th August 2014. The event was organized by FiBL and hosted at ETH by the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center. The main conclusions from the discussion were, that participatory research not only has to focus on the farmers and researchers, but at the same time on all other stakeholders of the value chain, including marketing and consumers.
For further information, please download the report of the event:
For viewing the presentations of the Symposium, please download the following files:
- Melanie Paschke_IDP Bridges
- Urs Niggli_FiBL
- Christian Pohl_Methods for coproducing knowledge_ETHZ
- D.Neri_Participatory versus conventional approaches in agricultural research_UNIVPM
- Edith Lammerts can Bueren_Challenges of Participatory plant breeding in Europe_WUR
- S.S. Patil_Participatory cultivar evaluation and breeding for organic cotton in India_UAS Dharwad
For further information about the Symposium event please consider:
- Media release: Participatory research – an efficient tool to empower farmers and foster innovation
Further information and some images from the learning event are available here» (in English) and here» (in German).