Posts Tagged ‘crop research’

Building Communities of Practice in Crop Research

  To spur change at the systems level, it is critical to involve many individuals and institutions that work within that system, facilitating the sharing of information and knowledge. This has been a core belief of McKnight’s Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) for many years. Our assessment, however, is that cross-sector collaboration, learning, and networking have […]

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People, Place, & Possibility: McKnight’s International Grantmaking in Pictures

    New photo book and exhibition showcase McKnight’s international work   Below is international program director Jane Maland Cady’s foreword from People, Place, and Possibility, a joint publication and exhibition recently produced by The McKnight Foundation. The exhibition is currently on view at the Cynthia Binger Boynton gallery at McKnight’s offices. The book is available to […]

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Collaborative Crop Research Program Looks Back

  New report reviews three decades of strengthening food security Since the early 1980s, The McKnight Foundation has funded agricultural research around the globe with the goal to help farmers feed their families and communities. A recently completed history of the Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) delves into the origins of the program from the […]

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Jane Maland Cady: Andes Community of Practice, 10 years of learning and collaboration

McKnight’s Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) works through communities of practice in different parts of the world, reflecting McKnight’s commitment to place-based grantmaking and learning from those doing the work on the ground. Each community of practice (CoP) emphasizes networking, learning, and collective action through strategies driven by local needs and opportunities, training and technical […]

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Jane Maland Cady: New Gates Foundation grant strengthens program roots

While driving down a rural southern Minnesota highway, in the midst of the corn and soybean harvest, I received the long awaited call that a renewal grant for the McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research Program had been approved by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A fittingly agricultural location, albeit far removed from sub-Saharan Africa […]

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