Knowledge sharing

 

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Author team

Livia Bizikova

Livia Bizikova

Lead author, Director, SDG Knowledge, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Biography

Kojo Amanor

Kojo Amanor

Professor of Anthropology, University of Ghana

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Alison Annet Kinengyere

Alison Annet Kinengyere

Head, Sir Albert Cook Medical Library, Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

Biography

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Health Sciences and Evidence Synthesis Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University

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Ephraim Nkonya

Ephraim Nkonya

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

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Xiuli Xu

Xiuli Xu

Lead author, Professor of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

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Lixia Tang

Lixia Tang

Professor, China Agricultural University

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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?

Background

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.

Protocol

This is one of eight evidence syntheses selected by Ceres2030 to help decision-makers choose the best interventions to achieve the UN's Sustainability Development Goal of "Zero Hunger" by 2030 (SDG 2).

Ceres 2030 is a partnership between Cornell IP-CALS,  the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the  International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD)