Beth Cullen works for ILRI. Beth is a social anthropologist specializing in participatory research methodologies. She has a particular interest in developing approaches which involve farming communities as well as other stakeholders as active participants in the research process. Her main input into the CPWF project centers on the innovation systems aspect of the Nile 2 component and linking the outputs with other NBDC research components. She has also contributed to the work on livelihoods and gender.