Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Doing Science Together / Edition 1

Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Doing Science Together / Edition 1

by Louise Fortmann
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Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Doing Science Together / Edition 1

Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Doing Science Together starts from the understanding that all people create knowledge and that the creation of sustainable livelihoods and of conditions that protect and sustain rural ecosystems are interrelated. Interdependent science, that is, science undertaken collaboratively by local and professional scientists, can create new knowledge to achieve conservation goals. Here local experts and professional researchers write independently about the participatory research processes through which they created new knowledge together. They demonstrate that interdependent science can produce more accurate and locally appropriate data, while frankly addressing persisting issues such as unequal power, whose knowledge and what ways of knowing count, whose voice can be heard or appear in print, and other dilemmas of this practice. Conservation scientists and practitioners will both benefit from reading this book.

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ISBN-13: 9781405187329
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Louise Fortmann is a Professor of Natural Resource Sociology and holds the Rudy Grah Chair in Forestry and Sustainable Development in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Contributors x

Foreword Marshall W. Murphree xvi

Acknowledgements xxiii

Acronyms and Abbreviations xxvi

Non-English Words xxviii

Introduction: Doing Science Together by Louise Fortmann 1

1 How Participatory Research Convinced a Sceptic Robin Buruchara 18

2 Sharing in Innovation: Reflections on a Partnership to Improve Livelihoods and Resource Conservation in the Honduran Hillsides Sally Humphries Jose Jimenez Fredy Sierra Omar Gallardo 36

3 Campesinos Cientificios: Farmer Philosophies on Participatory Research Dionisia Corea Ana Rosa Estrada Reinaldo Funez Isidora Garcia Claros Gomez Maria Guada Bonifacio Gutierrez Angel Hernandez Jose Amado Hernandez Melvin Hernandez Nora Hernandez Wilmer Hernandez Cayetana Herrera Gavina Herrera Jose Santos Herrera Juan Pedro Herrera Toribia Herrera Marco Lopez Diogenes Matute Hilda Mencia 55

4 Retracing the Trail to Wisdom: Doing Science Together in Cibecue Jonathan W. Long 70

5 The Land has Wisdom Benrita 'Mae' Burnette Judy DeHose 84

6 What Makes a Scientist? Studying the Impacts of Harvest in the Pacific Northwest Heidi L. Ballard 98

7 'She Fell Out of the Sky': Salal Harvesters' Reflections on Participatory Research Don Collins Juan Cruz Bob Smith Members of the Northwest Research and Harvester Association 115

8 'Research Sounds so Big...': Collaborative Inquiry with Women in Drevdagen, Sweden Seema Arora-Jonsson 130

9 For oss ar naturen en lisa for sjalen (Where Peace Comes Dropping Slow): the Forests and Nature for Us Asa Bergelin Margareta Emretsson Anne Lundgren Halvarsson Ewa Halvarsson Anna Ryen 146

10 From Participation to Partnership: Devolution, Forest Communities and CIFOR inMalinau, Indonesia Eva Wollenberg Ramses Iwan Godwin Limberg Moira Moeliono Made Sudana Asung Uluk Njau Anau Miriam van Heist 162

11 Malinau Villagers' Relationship with CIFOR: High Hopes, Unmet Expectations and Trusted Confidante Ramses Iwan Steve Rhee 178

12 Rediscovering Participation: Reflections on the Mhondoro Tree Project Nontokozo Nemarundwe Louise Fortmann 195

13 Unofanira Kuzvininipisa (You have to be Humble) Gift Chidari Francisca Chirambaguwa Patricia Matsvimbo Wisdom Muza 209

14 New Seeds, New Selves, New Societies: Rural Women's Reflections on Participatory Research in Plant Breeding Elicelda Guardado Martinez Lastenia Mendez Leonarda Ramos Mejia Jennifer Casolo 224

15 Conclusions Seema Arora-Jonsson Heidi L. Ballard Robin Buruchara Jennifer Casolo Lauren Classen Judy DeHose Margareta Emretsson Louise Fortmann Anne Lundgren Halvarsson Ewa Halvarsson Sally Humphries Jonathan W. Long Marshall W. Murphree Nontokozo Nemarundwe Anne Olssen Steve Rhee Anna Ryen Carl Wilmsen Eva Wollenberg 245

Appendix A Publications from the Participatory Research Projects 266

Index 275

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