The effect of social ties on smallholder agriculture

April 10, 2017

Researchers from a DEGRP agriculture project on agricultural innovation have recently collaborated with the N2Africa initiative to create a documentary and website sharing their experiences of engaging in participatory research with a farming community near Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Conducted in 2016 as a follow-up to the project’s original 2014 investigation of the effect of social ties on seed sharing, this research made use of forum theatre techniques and interviews to gain an even deeper understanding of how cultural norms and social relationships affect access to and the spread of agricultural technologies.