Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management / Edition 1

Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management / Edition 1

by Christian Castellanet, Carl F. Jordan
     
 

This work evaluates the merits of a widely-used approach to natural resource management, participatory action research (PAR), an approach to resource management that strives to link researchers with farmers and other local residents whose lives are effected by long-range conservation programmes. The authors begin the book with the history of PAR, and then use a

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This work evaluates the merits of a widely-used approach to natural resource management, participatory action research (PAR), an approach to resource management that strives to link researchers with farmers and other local residents whose lives are effected by long-range conservation programmes. The authors begin the book with the history of PAR, and then use a variety of case studies that chronicle sustainable development efforts in Brazil. They evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these efforts and suggest specific ways to improve on future PAR efforts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560329794
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/02/2002
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. IBackground
1Approaches to Resource Conservation3
2Participatory Action Research20
3Conceptual Framework34
4The Resource Management Problem42
Pt. IIThe Participatory Action Research Experience
5The Partnership with Farmers' Organizations59
6Case Studies of the Multiple Stakeholders Platform Method79
Photo Essay106
7Results at the Farm Level124
Pt. IIILessons from the Participatory Action Research in the Transamazonica
8The Relationship Between Farmers and Researchers: Why There Was No Common Strategy139
9Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: A Comparison of Conventional Diagnoses and Diagnoses Based on PAR155
10Evaluation of the Participatory Action Research Approach189
References201
Acronyms and Abbreviations213
LAET Publications215
Author Index217
Subject Index221

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