Bernard Triomphe

Bernard Triomphe
Cirad - La recherche agronomique pour le développement | CIRAD · Département Scientifique Environnements et Sociétés (ES)

Ph.D

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Introduction
Main interest: empowering local stakeholders and supporting inclusive innovation processes and systems. Large experience with innovations processes and systems in a diversity of developing- country contexts, at several scales, and on a diversity of agriculture-related topics (Conservation agriculture, sustainable agriculture, agroecology, value chains and access to markets, etc.), both in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, Brazil in particular) and Africa (West, Eastern, Southern).
Additional affiliations
May 1999 - present
Cirad - La recherche agronomique pour le développement
Position
  • Senior Researcher
May 1998 - August 2003
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
April 1998 - August 2003
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • CIMMYT-CIRAD-INIFAP collaboration to develop conservation agriculture cropping systems in a participatory, multi-stakeholder regional approach

Publications

Publications (118)
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Purpose: To investigate the emergence and specificities of local-led innovation platforms (IPs) in Madagascar and contrast them with neighbouring research-led IPs. Design/methodology/approach: We developed a multidisciplinary framework combining insights from the literature on IP, innovation support services, and innovative networks. Using an explo...
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Ce document est la deuxième version du guide ImpresS ex ante qui formalise une réflexion menée depuis plusieurs années au Cirad sur la construction ex ante des chemins d’impact d’interventions impliquant larecherche. Il est utile pour des chercheurs, leurs collègues chargés de développement de projets, et tous leurs partenaires engagés dans la rech...
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How do the innovation platforms and facilitated networks currently deployed in the Global South help trigger dynamics of collaborative innovation that can be useful for the agroecological transition? What are the difficulties encountered and how can they be overcome?This chapter throws lights on these questions. The first part justifies the interes...
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Over the last decade, societal pressure has increased on public research agencies to provide evidence that their research contributes to achieve development goals. To address this challenge, the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (Cirad), developed an ex-post impact assessment method based on the impact pathway approa...
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La innovación se impone como una palabra clave en las políticas públicas y acciones de los Estados para acompañar al sector agropecuario. Las instituciones de ciencia y tecnología, así como también los servicios de extensión agropecuaria, son convocados para orientar las transiciones tecnológicas, económicas y sociales, y generar en interacción con...
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The new EU agricultural policy aims to strengthen actors’ capacities for innovation by taking into account the complexity of innovation processes. This paper characterizes the key innovation support services (ISS) that support actors in innovating. In the EU AgriSpin project, we analyzed 57 case studies describing innovation processes. We used a co...
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The new EU agricultural policy aims to strengthen actors’ capacities for innovation by taking into account the complexity of innovation processes. This paper characterizes the key innovation support services (ISS) that support actors in innovating. In the EU AgriSpin project, we analyzed 57 case studies describing innovation processes. We used a co...
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The new EU agricultural policy aims to strengthen actors' capacities for innovation by taking into account the complexity of innovation processes. This paper characterizes the key innovation support services (ISS) that support actors in innovating. In the EU AgriSpin project, we analyzed 57 case studies describing innovation processes. We used a co...
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Most agricultural research organizations strive to address societal challenges and contribute to positive societal impacts. Fulfilling this ambition involves embedding a culture of impact in organizational culture, which, in our view, entails three main elements: understanding the role of the research community in contributing to impacts over the l...
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In a context of a severe funding crisis, donors and policymakers expect increased accountability from research organizations and convincing proof that public investments in research have significant and positive societal impacts. This article takes stock of the lessons learned from the use of a method (ImpresS) designed by CIRAD to analyze the impa...
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Over the past decade, renewed societal demands on public research have been structured by various generic issues, while others are specific to the context of developing countries. In the first part of this article, after reviewing those issues, we examine how they reshape the analytical frameworks that structure the understanding of causal relation...
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The paper emphasizes key lessons learnt about a research intervention implemented from 2006 to 2009 to solve water access conflicts in the Klaten irrigated rice production area (Central Java, Indonesia). To make stakeholders' involvement easier, to empower them and build their capacity, action research was carried out according to a flexible and it...
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Ce guide méthodologique propose une démarche élaborée au Cirad pour évaluer l’impact de la recherche sur le développement.
Research
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Applied research is under increasing pressure to demonstrate its social utility Agriculture is at the heart of many burning global issues, and agricultural research for development (AR4D) is increasingly called upon to address multiple social challenges related to demographic, food system, ecological and climate transitions. However, funding for AR...
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The EU AgriSpin project aims at strengthening European capacities for innovation in the agricultural sector by taking into account the non-linear, complex and context-specific innovation processes. Brokering functions and new services are key in supporting actors to innovate by facilitating interactions for co-production of knowledge, co-design of...
Technical Report
In spite of the significant role played by innovation support services in the stimulation and enhancement of innovation processes, little is documented with regards to: whether and to what degree the involved support service processes can be systematised?; what are the emerging patterns or cross-cutting linkages and which features can be used to ex...
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Research on sectoral systems of innovation has paid little attention to adaptation to climate change, notably in agriculture. This article, therefore, explores the role of systems of innovation in adapting to climate change. It focuses on two case studies in Kenyan agriculture, i.e. the coffee and dairy sectors, which differ in terms of stakeholder...
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Poster showing preliminary results from a two-year study examining capacity to innovation in farmer organisations in Cameroon. We looked at what elements of capacity to innovate were important, how they changed over time and how those changes were linked to intervention activities.
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OPERATIONALIZING AN INNOVATION PLATFORM APPROACH FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH ON CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE IN BURKINA FASO–CORRIGENDUM - DER DABIRE, NADINE ANDRIEU, PATRICE DJAMEN, KALIFA COULIBALY, HELENA POSTHUMUS, AMADOU MOHAMADOUN DIALLO, MEDINA KARAMBIRI, JEAN-MARIE DOUZET, BERNARD TRIOMPHE
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This paper presents insights gained from a cross-analysis of 13 agricultural innovation experiences in three African countries (Benin, Kenya and South Africa). The participatory assessment was conducted with a common analytical framework and inspired by the agricultural innovation system (AIS) perspective and focused on understanding how innovation...
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Numerous innovation platforms have been implemented to encourage the adoption of agricultural innovations and stakeholder interactions within a value chain. Yet little research has been undertaken on the design and implementation of innovation platforms focussing on issues other than market access and aiming to encourage agro-ecological intensifica...
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Farmers, faced with circumstances that are changing ever more rapidly, must be able to adapt. We used 22 small dairy farms located in the Brazilian Cerrado to test a method of assessing farm vulnerability. Each farm’s developmental trajectory was retraced from its date of founding. Nine indices were used to assess the vulnerability of the farms’ da...
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Poster presented at the conference , Michigan State University, June 2015. As a sullary of the talk given during the Conference, this poster provides an overview of the Companion Modeling process conducted in Zimbabwe in order to design a role playing game about cattle herding strategies.
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This article examines how research on the agriculture and agrifood systems mobilizes the concept of Innovation System (IS). A literature review on the IS provides an analytical framework for determining its theoretical frame of reference, its area of application and its uses. Based on this framework, a bibliometric analysis of international journal...
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Southern Brazil has a long history of research and development on direct seeding cropping systems, which gave rise to widespread adoption of no-till by farmers big and small. Two surveys conducted in 2004 and 2013 with family farms in the Irati region (Parana, Brazil) show to what extent farmers have indeed adopted these systems and the three agron...
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(...) Ce numéro s’intéresse aux processus d’innovation agricole, dans toute leur diversité et leur complexité, au Nord comme au Sud et selon différents points de vue d’acteurs. Il a été structuré en trois parties pour des raisons de clarté, mais la ventilation des textes entre les trois parties a parfois présenté un caractère arbitraire, de nombreu...
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Farmers, faced with circumstances that are changing ever more rapidly, must be able to adapt. We used 22 small dairy farms located in the Brazilian Cerrado to test a method of assessing farm vulnerability. Each farm's developmental trajectory was retraced from its date of founding. Nine indices were used to assess the vulnerability of the farms' da...
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This article examines how research on the agriculture and agrifood systems mobilizes the concept of Innovation System (IS). A literature review on the IS provides an analytical framework for determining its theoretical frame of reference, its area of application and its uses. Based on this framework, a bibliometric analysis of international journal...
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Action research in partnership combines knowledge production, transformation of social realities and the building up of individual and collective skills. This book provides the foundation for understanding the theoretical background to action research in partnership in the field of agriculture and putting it into practice. The key intermediate step...
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The Unai project is a good example of a situation where research intent met the will to change. Highly committed researchers saw how they could make their profession more effective and meaningful if they modified their roles to fit the three ARP objectives: resolving problems, generating knowledge, building autonomy.The sequence of progressive trai...
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Innovation systems and knowledge communities in agriculture and agrifood sector This article examines how research on agriculture and agribusiness mobilizes the concept of Innovation System (IS). The literature review on IS provides an analytical framework that distinguishes the theoretical background, the scope and the social uses of this concept....
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Family farmers in land reform settlings of the Municipal district of Unaí-MG have restrictions common to the family farmers: lack of financial resources, fragility of the social organizations, low education tax. Several issues were identified that affect the results of crops in general, and of the maize in matter. Among them, they stand out the lim...
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Despite the reported benefits of conservation agriculture (CA), its wider up-scaling in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has remained fairly limited. This paper shows how a newly developed qualitative expert assessment approach for CA adoption (QAToCA) was applied to determine its adoption potential in SSA. CA adoption potential is not a predictor of obser...
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Novel mechanisms for funding agricultural research for development (ARD) are emerging which strive to give smallholders a central role in deciding what types of innovation they want to explore and develop and how to do this. This paper reports on international experiences with one such mechanism, the Local Innovation Support Fund (LISF), which is b...
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Nowadays, in a context of climate change, economical uncertainties and social pressure to mitigate agriculture externalities, farmers have to adopt new cropping systems to achieve a sustainable and cost-effective grain production. Conservation agriculture consists of a range of cropping systems based on a combination of three main principles: (1) s...
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Purpose: Within the context of the European-funded JOLISAA project (JOint Learning in and about Innovation Systems in African Agriculture), an inventory of agricultural innovation experiences was made in Benin, Kenya and South Africa. The objective was to assess multi-stakeholder agricultural innovation processes involving smallholders. Approach: C...
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Grants for agricultural innovation are common but grant funds specifically targeted to smallholder farmers remain relatively rare. Nevertheless, they are receiving increasing recognition as a promising venue for agricultural innovation. They stimulate smallholders to experiment with improved practices, to become proactive and to engage with researc...
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In the midst of deep, complex environmental and socio-economic change occurring from the local to the global scale, farmers, agribusinesses, and societies must innovate continuously if they are to cope, compete, and thrive. Sustainable agricultural development in particular demands – and depends on – an array of technical, social and institutional...
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Conservation agriculture (CA) is often promoted as a set of cropping practices to reduce soil erosion and maintain soil fertility, while decreasing production costs and increasing crop yields. However, CA adoption is extremely low in Africa. Most investigations on constraints of its adoption leave out (i) the characteristics of CA as an emerging in...
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At present, the profitability of grain production in the Bajío has been impacted by the excessive increase in the price of chemical fertilizers and other agricultural inputs; due to soil degradation and the depletion of groundwater. Because of this it is necessary to implement farming practices that lead to reverse this problem. For this purpose, a...