Towards Farmer-led Research: A Guidebook

This guidebook aims to provide insights for working collaboratively with farmers in research. We identified and synthesized the literature on farmer-led research and farmer participatory research activities from around the world, with a focus on the North American...

Southern Ontario Participatory Pepper Breeding Project

This document outlines the steps that Rebecca, Greta, Annie and Kathy will follow to continue breeding a pepper as part of the ​Southern Ontario Pepper Breeding Project​. It also serves as a Memorandum of Understanding between the farmer-researchers and the EFAO....

Sweet Potato Breeding

Most sweet potatoes are grown from slips, which are clones of the tuber. This means that no new genetic diversity is created each year, with no progress towards regional adaptation. As a hexaploid (six homologous sets of chromosomes), however, sweet potatoes are very...

Southern Ontario Pepper Breeding Project Update

This project started in 2016 using seed obtained from Dr. Michael Mazourek’s breeding program at Cornell University of a cross made between commercial varieties Ace and Aristotle. The 2019 season will be the fourth year of growing out the cross Ace F1 x...

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