A major challenge for international agricultural research is to find ways to improve the nutrition and incomes of people left behind by the Green Revolution. To better address the needs of the most marginal and vulnerable people, the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) developed the research-in-development (RinD) approach. In 2012, WorldFish started to implement RinD in Solomon Islands. By building people’s capacity to analyze and address development problems, actively engaging relevant stakeholders, and linking research to these processes, RinD aims to develop an alternative approach to addressing hunger and poverty. This report describes the key principles and implementation process, and assesses the emergent outcomes of this participatory, systems-oriented and transformative research approach in Solomon Islands.
Learning from the lagoon: Research in development in Solomon Islands
van der Ploeg, J., Albert, J., Apgar, M., Bennett, G., Boso, D., Cohen, P., Daokalia, C., Faiau, J., Harohau, D., Iramo E. et al. (2016)
Penang, Malaysia: CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems. Program Report: AAS-2016-02