CCRP supports AEI research that can be applied by farmers and communities to improve productivity, nutrition, and livelihoods. Beyond these tangible impacts, many of the research principles that AEI embodies — farmer participation and ownership in the research process, integration of global and local knowledge, cross-sector and multilateral collaboration — help strengthen societal structures. As local people build networks through CCRP projects, they help to revitalize the economy and culture of rural communities.