55 tools found

  • Humidtropics Situational Analysis Checklist

    There are 3 primary objectives for the Humidtropics situational analysis (SA): 1. To characterize broadly all important system aspects that are relevant to the CRP within the...
  • EXTRAPOLATE (EX-ante Tool for RAnking POLicy AlTErnatives)

    EXTRAPOLATE (EX-ante Tool for RAnking POLicy AlTErnatives) arose out of the need for a decision support tool to assess the impact of different policy measures. By disaggregating...
  • Tool for Monitoring and Evaluation of Innovation Platforms

    The conceptual framework for monitoring and evaluation of innovation platforms is based on elements from new institutional economics and marketing relationship management to...
  • CCAFS Climate Analogues tool

    Scientific evidence gathered in the last couple of decades suggests that climate conditions are changing rapidly and that this trend will likely continue and even accelerate....
  • RAAIS (Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems)

    Agri-food systems are complex webs of people, organisations, technologies and rules. In such complexity, it is essential to identify entry points for innovation that are...
  • LINK Methodology

    The LINK Methodology aims to promote the engagement of small holder producers with modern markets by guiding a multi-stakeholder process of shaping or upgrading inclusive...
  • PIPA (Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis)

    Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis (PIPA) is a practical planning, and monitoring and evaluation approach developed for use with complex projects in the water and food...
  • ICRAF Local Knowledge Toolkit (AKT5)

    Over recent years, there has been increasing awareness that local knowledge and practices should be recognised in developing initiatives aimed at sustaining and improving the...
  • Area-based Approach for Rural Agroenterprise Development

    This guide provides the starting point for applying the strategy developed by CIAT’s Rural Agroenterprise Development Project (RAeD), to address the entrepreneurial development...
  • River Basin Game (aka The Water Marbles Game)

    The River Basin Game is an effective simple-to-operate common-pool game using glass marbles and a sloping table or board. It promotes mutual understanding of different people’s...
  • DAPA’s Linking Farmers to Markets Research Group (formerly CIAT's Tool for Ag...

    How can market linkages be achieved through comprehensive processes that promote rural agribusiness development? Finding answers to this question is part of our work as a...
  • Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index

    The Women Empowerment Index in Agriculture (WEAI) is used to measure women's empowerment, agency and inclusion in agriculture in five domains: - decisions about agricultural...
  • FEAST (Feed Assessment Tool)

    Feed for livestock is often cited as the main constraint to improved productivity in smallholder systems. Overcoming this constraint often seems an elusive goal and technical...
  • InPaC-S

    The InPaC-S Participatory approach and methodological guide (Portuguese for Integração Participativa de Conhecimentos sobre Indicadores de Qualidade do Solo, or Participatory...
  • Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index (WELI)

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) developed in 2012 a Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), which has been refined over the years but still...
  • Innovation Platforms

    What is an innovation platform (IP)? How is it relevant to agricultural problems? What does it bring to the table that other approaches do not? How does one go about setting up,...
  • Gender and Value Chain

    We have developed and used a quasi-experimental design and index to measure women's intra-household bargaining position. We hope this tool can capture women's perceived...
  • CIAT's Method for Value Chain Assessment

    This tool describes a strategy developed by CIAT’s Rural Agroenterprise Development (RAeD) project, to address the entrepreneurial development needs of institutions that support...
  • Identifying Market Opportunities for Rural Smallholder Producers

    This guide is the third in a series designed to support agencies implementing a Participatory approach to rural agroenterprise development. These guides are designed for use by...
  • Polyscape

    Polyscape is an ecosystem service mapping approach that uses both local and expert knowledge to generate a representation of local landscape structure showing areas of potential...