Incorporating stakeholder perspectives in international agricultural research: the case of the CGIAR Research Program for roots, tubers, and bananas for food security and income uri icon


  • To improve CGIAR-wide research coherence and to enhance impact, 15 interlinked CGIAR research programs (CRPs) are being implemented. The new collaborative ethos engages with appropriate stakeholders perspectives for implementing the CRPs. The paper presents a case study of stakeholder consultation for designing the CRP Roots, Tubers, and Bananas for Food Security and Income. The paper describes how stakeholders were identified, outlines consultation and data collection methodologies, presents a synthesis of the consultation, and demonstrates how stakeholder perspectives influenced proposal design. The concluding sections provide details of lessons learned and articulate how future consultations might be improved, including optimal use of information gathered

publication date

  • 2011