Research and development can no longer be the exclusive domain of scientists. To find sustainable solutions to development problems, a wider range of actors must be involved. It is crucial, for example, that local stakeholders provide input to the process. Participatory research and development (PR&D) offers such an inclusive model.
This three-volume sourcebook provides easy access to field-tested PR&D concepts and practices for practitioners, researchers, and academics. As well, it presents a comprehensive overview of PR&D and will serve as a general reference for trainers, policymakers, donors, and development professionals. The sourcebook captures and examines PR&D experiences from over 30 countries, illustrating applications in sustainable crop and animal production, forest and watershed management, soil and water conservation, and postharvest and utilization.
focuses on typologies and concepts, approaches, participatory technology development, and participatory natural resource management. Volume 2
examines capacity building, networking and partnerships, and scaling up and institutionalization. Volume 3
looks at technology development, strengthening local organizations, and multistakeholder-based natural resource management. Each volume includes a glossary, a list of recommended publications, contact addresses of contributors, and directories of Web sites and e-groups. The three-volume set comes with a CD-Rom containing the core articles from the three books, along with 15 additional papers.
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