The scientists of Peermade Development Society (PDS), an NGO based in Idukki, Kerala,
India, have initiated an approach ‘Land to Lab’ for the participatory technology development of
farmers’ innovations and unique traditional knowledge practices. [...] A large number of innovative practices, technological innovations and unique traditional practices have been identified and documented. [...] Value-added knowledge practices and innovations are disseminated through various commercial and noncommercial sectors. [...] The paper describes the ‘Land to Lab’ approach, achievements and
experiences, lessons learnt and major constraints.