Farmer Research Network(FRN) Working Group Meeting

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 to Saturday, October 8, 2016

Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP)
Farmer Research Network(FRN) Working Group Meeting

Golden Peacock Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi

The objectives of this learning exchange are:

  1. Continue to advance understanding and practice in key FRN priorities
    1. Data Flow and FRN
    2. Understanding networks and their components
    3. Stakeholder engagement, different ways of knowing, power and inclusion
    4. Identify concrete options for research (topics, technologies, etc), research strategies (approaches, such as survey v experiment) and “right” N (contextualized)
  2. Recognize the plurality of FRN models and how FRN principles apply to diverse projects
    1. Points of convergence and divergence re: FRN
    2. Relevance of principles, implications, what needs to change?
    3. Development Evaluation as part of FRN development
  3. Plan for the next year
    1. Identify priorities for 2017-18
    2. Assess co-learning structure and resources for effectively support FRN implementation – DD, WG, LT