The tricot approach. Guide for large-scale participatory experiments

Triadic comparison of technology options (tricot) is a research methodology that helps farmers to identify the most suitable technologies for the local conditions of their farm. Tricot (read: ‘try-cot’) engages farmers as ‘farmer researchers’ in the testing or validation of new crop varieties and other promising technologies. Tricot is supported by the ClimMob digital platform ( This guide provides an introduction to tricot and each of the steps in the experimental cycle.