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Lead author, Director, SDG Knowledge, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Alison Annet Kinengyere
Head, Sir Albert Cook Medical Library, Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
Health Sciences and Evidence Synthesis Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University
Evidence synthesis question
How does the effectiveness of knowledge sharing change with the engagement of i) farmers organizations; ii) local government; iii) local agri-businesses and support services (eg. banks) in agricultural ODA projects carried out in Sub Saharan Africa?
The engagement of farmers and farmers’ organizations in agricultural overseas development assistance programs in SSA has a long and diverse history. Farmers are often a targeted beneficiary though not always a primary stakeholder. In this review, we will explore the last 25 years of literature to assess the impact of engaging farmers and farmers’ organizations has on food security and environmental outcomes. We will look at the various modes and mechanisms of successful engagement and comment on technology’s role in facilitating information sharing.
Ceres 2030 is a partnership between Cornell IP-CALS, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD)