In this section, we'll explore the methodology used in a real-life
research study. The project on 'Environmental change and maize
innovations in Kenya' used a number of methods, including Multi-Criteria
Mapping (MCM), to explore the views of Kenyan farmers and other
stakeholders about possible futures.
Thompson, J., Brooks, S., Odame, H., Millstone, E., Nderitu, S., Karin, F., Morgan, M. and Adwera, A. (2010) MCM (Multi-Criteria Mapping) Maize Project Method, Project briefing, Brighton: STEPS Centre
In this lecture, Dr John Thompson shows how the project used methods to open up a conversation about different pathways for maize farmers in Kenya.
This video looks in detail at the maize project and the issues it uncovered. It was shown at a national-level workshop towards the end of the project, with the aim of informing future decision-making.
This short film focuses on the role of formal and informal seed systems in maize production in Kenya, through the voices of a farmer, a scientist, a regulator and a seed policy analyst.