The ‘tricot’ approach: How African farmers participate in potato variety selection and dissemination

Media: Potato News Today

The “triadic comparisons of technologies” – or tricot – approach is being used in a citizen-science project funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) to identify and scale up best potato and cassava varieties in Rwanda. The project is being implemented by the International Potato Center (CIP), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, the Alliance of CIAT and Bioversity International, the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) and One Acre Fund.