Process and Results of the Farmer Innovation Contest Organised in Cameroon During 2017 by the Programme of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation

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Precilla T.
Nambangia O.J.
Noe W.

This report aims at narrating on the FIC activity organised in Cameroon during 2017, as per planned in the 2017 annual work plans and budgets (AWPB) of both the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Cameroon Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), within the framework of the Programme of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI). Indeed, in their 2017 AWPB, FARA and IRAD jointly endorsed the responsibility to organise a Bottom-up or Farmer Innovation Contest in Cameroon, and to deliver to the PARI – 1) a list with description of eligible innovations; 2) detailed information on winning innovations; and 3) compiled data from application forms. This report compiles all the FIC deliverables as per organised in Cameroon. The following section recalls how one may understand bottom-up or farmer innovation contest and the reasons for its organisation in the context of the PARI programme

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