Towards a social movement of farmer innovation : Campesino a Campesino

Hocdé Henri, Vasquez Jorge I., Holt Eric, Braun Ann R.. 2000. Towards a social movement of farmer innovation : Campesino a Campesino. ILEIA Newsletter, 16 (2) : pp. 26-27.

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Autre titre : Vers un mouvement social d'innovateurs paysans : de Campesino à Campesino

Abstract : The "Campesino a Campesino" CaC) or Farmer-to-Farmer programme was founded in Nicaragua in 1987 by the National Farmers and Cattle Ranchers Union (UNAG). It started with exchange visits between farmers from Nicaragua and Mexico in order to promote and diffuse appropriate technologies among poor farmers. The programme was a reaction to, the top-down transfer-of-technology model that prevailed in Nicaragua during the 1980s promoting expensive technology packages involving improved varieties, irrigation, imported chemical fertilisers, pesticides and agricultural machinery. The programme sought to improve soi! fertility, productivity and living standards, while reducing production cons and external dependency. The method has taken root throughout Central America and îs applied by many NGOs and in some R&D projects. Over 10,000 farmers identify in one way or another with CaC and thousands more have been influenced by it (Holt-Giménez 2000), as they believe that farmers are capable of developing their own sustainable agriculture. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Technologie appropriée, Transfert de technologie, Innovation, Expérimentation au champ, Diffusion de l'information

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Nicaragua

Mots-clés complémentaires : Expérimentation en milieu paysan

Classification Agris : E14 - Development economics and policies
E50 - Rural sociology

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Hocdé Henri, CIRAD-TERA-AF (CRI)
  • Vasquez Jorge I.
  • Holt Eric, UC (USA)
  • Braun Ann R.

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