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Farmers become citizen scientists to adapt to climate change

Updated : April 24, 2019 05:45 PM IST

A study shows how approaches using crowdsourced citizen science – in which farmers themselves are involved in the scientific studies – improve and accelerate crop variety recommendations.
In India, Nicaragua and Ethiopia, farmers participated in a crowdsourced citizen science approach called tricot in which each farmer plants seeds of three crop varieties randomly assigned to them from a broader set of varieties.
This simple format (tricot) addresses the challenge of variety replacement for climate adaptation in a way that is scalable and demand-led at the same time.
Farmers become citizen scientists to adapt to climate change
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