Making Research Work

Solving complex agri-food problems through action research

Making Research Work provides participants with skills in action research to promote impactful research design which generates tangible results.

There are currently no editions of this course open for enrollment.

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Course Information

Making Research Work:

2 week course in the Netherlands

Are you a who researcher with the ambition to contribute impactful research that can be used to solve problems in society? Do you want to learn how to engage stakeholder and gain their commitment? Do you want to better communication your research design and results to receive more funding and recognition?

This course consists of training sessions, workshops, field visits, networking, and more. You will also visit renowned agricultural institutes such as Wageningen University and Research to see the impact of high-quality participatory action-research on societal challenges. We will challenge you to apply the knowledge you gain in your own research design.

Through live sessions, practical individual and group assignments, personal mentorship, and individual feedback from our trainers, you will learn how to best:

  • Identify your role as a researcher in agricultural innovation processes. 
  • Navigate the complexity and unpredictability that are inherent to innovation processes. 
  • Motivate actors to commit to engaging with your research. 
  • Formulate and implement demand-driven research that serves the development needs of the community. 
  • Apply different research approaches in line with the research goals. 

This course is designed for all researchers who want to be inspired by action research approaches and aspire to conduct more impactful research.


Practical Details

There are currently no dates planned for this course. Interested in the next edition or a tailor-made program? Contact us!

Tuition Fee: €‎ 3747 excl. accommodation and travel costs

*VAT will be charged additionally in so far as applicable with the exception of scholarship participants.


You will receive a certificate of attendance after successfully completing the course.These courses are recognised NUFFIC course and therefore can qualify for scholarships.