Training and building local capacity

Published: 23 February 2021
Last edited: 23 February 2021

Transfer of knowledge that are locally based and training to farmers to sustain the solution into the future.


Co-management building
Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

The effectiveness comes from the inclusion of local knowledge, its participatory approach and the fact that it is owned by farmers themselves. In comparison to conventional breeding schemes that do not address the core development challenge and are often unsuccessful. Unlike conventional breeding programs involving nucleus schemes and or importation of exotic germplasm for crossbreeding (both requiring infinite support and inputs from the implementing organization).

Lessons learned

CBBPs which focus on indigenous stock and consider farmers’ decisions and active participation, from inception through to implementation, are identified as programmes of choice because they fit in different production systems and agroecologies. CBBP has potential for replication because it develops confidence in local communities as it is based on existing management and breeding practices and because of failure of earlier centralized schemes people are desperate for a new approach.