Are agricultural ‘success stories’ all they appear to be?

groundnut1Demonstrating ‘impact’ has become a strong imperative for those involved in agricultural research. But this pressure has led to some large-scale claims for techniques that have only been tested at farm level.

In a new blog post, Jim Sumberg examines the risks of this trend, and how such claims come to be accepted among researchers and farmers.

Photo: Bambara Groundnut Trial from croptrust’s photostream on Flickr