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How can agricultural research translation projects targeting smallholder production systems be strengthened by using Theory of Change?

Lindahl Rajala, Elisabeth and Vogel, Isabel and Sundin, Anneli and Kongmanila, Daovy and Nassuna-Musoke, Maria and Robert, Musundire and Mulangala Muipatayi, Nasha Marianne and Karltun, Linley Chiwona and Magnusson, Ulf and Boqvist, Sofia (2021). How can agricultural research translation projects targeting smallholder production systems be strengthened by using Theory of Change? Global Food Security. 28 , 100475
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Abstract

Sustainable development of smallholder agriculture production in low and lower middle-income countries are crucial for improving food security. To accommodate this science based evidence needs to bridge with agricultural practices and policy development, which requires coordinated actions and long term strategies involving multiple stakeholders. This paper argues that using a Theory of Change (ToC) approach, with strong emphasis on communication and stakeholder engagement, science based knowledge can be more effectively integrated in agricultural development, but also in policy development. Three projects addressing different challenges within livestock production are used to illustrate the use of and challenges with using a ToC framework. A key for reaching outcome was early involvement of relevant stakeholders in implementing teams and using the flexibility included in the ToC approach from design to implementation.

Authors/Creators:Lindahl Rajala, Elisabeth and Vogel, Isabel and Sundin, Anneli and Kongmanila, Daovy and Nassuna-Musoke, Maria and Robert, Musundire and Mulangala Muipatayi, Nasha Marianne and Karltun, Linley Chiwona and Magnusson, Ulf and Boqvist, Sofia
Title:How can agricultural research translation projects targeting smallholder production systems be strengthened by using Theory of Change?
Series Name/Journal:Global Food Security
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:28
Article number:100475
Number of Pages:7
ISSN:2211-9124
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Economic Geography
Keywords:Agricultural development, Research for development, SDG2, Smallholder agriculture, food security, Food production
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-109435
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-109435
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100475
Web of Science (WoS)000632506900002
ID Code:23318
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

(VH) > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:22 Apr 2021 07:43
Metadata Last Modified:22 Apr 2021 07:51

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