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Good practices and resilience

Knowledge sharing and capitalization of good practices have a key role to play in building the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods. Considerable experience is being gained across sectors and ad-hoc solutions addressing shocks and crises are being found in many different contexts. A fair amount of these experiences are already being documented. However, the resilience-related knowledge gained needs to be systematically analysed, documented and shared so that development organizations and actors understand what works well and why and thus replicate and upscale identified good and promising practices in order to inform policies adequately.

Latest Good Practices

01 March 2016
The objective of this good practice fact sheet is to help anyone organizing a knowledge share fair consider the various steps needed before, during and after the event. A knowledge share fair is a buzzing, interactive and collaborative workspace, with [...]
01 March 2016
This fact sheet offers key approaches for the preparation, implementation and follow up of an exchange visit also called study tours, so that these visits have a real impact. The target audience for this good practice fact sheet includes men and [...]
01 December 2014
In the Sahel area agriculture is subject to unfavorable weather conditions, ultimately resulting in low crop production. In addition, smallholder farmers are often forced to sell their produce immediately after harvest — when everyone else is selling and prices are [...]
01 October 2012
L’objectif de cette fiche est de décrire la boutique d’intrants en tant que bonne pratique au Niger et d’encourager les organisations paysannes et acteurs du développement à adopter ce mode de distribution d’intrants afin d’en garantir une meilleure disponibilité pour [...]
02 July 2012
Cette fiche promeut l’utilisation de bonnes pratiques agricoles, notamment les commandes groupées d’intrants agricoles, €€aide les faîtières d’organisations paysannes à mettre en place la commande groupée d’intrants afin de leur permettre de mieux approvisionner leurs membres en intrants agricoles et€€ [...]
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“Good”, “best” and “promising” practices

When identifying and documenting an experience, it is important to understand the different states of a practice, regarding the level of evidence and its replicability potential. And to recognize that not all experiences can be qualified as good practices.

A good practice can be defined as follows:

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A good practice is not only a practice that is good, but one that has been proven to work well and produce good results. It has been tested and validated through its various replications and is therefore recommended as a model and deserves to be shared, so that a greater number of people can adopt it.

"Best" vs "good" practices:

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The term “best practice” is often used; however, some will prefer to use “good practice” as “best practice” may imply that no further improvements are possible to the practice. It is indeed debatable whether there is a single ‘best’ approach knowing that approaches are constantly evolving and being updated.

For a practice to be considered as a “good practice”, it needs to be supported by a series of evidence obtained through data gathering and several replications. In some cases, a practice has the potential to become a “good practice” but cannot be yet qualified as one because of a lack of evidence and/or replications. In this case, it can be considered a “promising practice”.

 

A promising practice can be defined as follows:

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A promising practice has demonstrated a high degree of success in its single setting, and the possibility of replication in the same setting is guaranteed. It has generated some quantitative data showing positive outcomes over a period of time. A promising practice has the potential to become a good practice, but it doesn’t have enough research or has yet to be replicated to support wider adoption or upscaling. As such, a promising practice incorporates a process of continuous learning and improvement.