Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management

Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management : A Critque of the Method Based on Five Years' Experience in the Transamozonica Region of Brazil

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 50 colour illustrations
  • 1138994774
  • 9781138994775

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"The book provides a detailed description of the transamazon case study and an insightful analysis of the successes "and failures experienced by the research and practitioner team.."-Agroforestry Systems
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Table of contents

Part I: Introduction
1. The Problem
2. Participatory Action Research: History and Methods
3. Project Background
Part II: Results
4. Developing Partnerships with Farmer's Organizations
5. The Multiple Stakeholders Platform Method: Two Case Studies
Part III. Interpretation and Conclusions
6. Emerging Diagnosis
7. Conclusions
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