Participatory Research and Gender Analysis

New Approaches

Author: Nina Lilja,John Dixon,Deborah Eade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986849

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 6243

Agricultural development research aims to generate new knowledge or to retrieve and apply existing forms of knowledge in ways that can be used to improve the welfare of people who are living in poverty or are otherwise excluded, for instance by gender-based discrimination. Its effective application therefore requires ongoing dialogue with and the strong engagement of men and women from poor marginal farming communities. This book discusses opportunities afforded by effective knowledge pathways linking researchers and farmers, underpinned by participatory research and gender analysis. It sets out practices and debates in gender-sensitive participatory research and technology development, concentrating on the empirical issues of implementation, impact assessment, and institutionalisation of approaches for the wider development and research community. It includes six full-length chapters and eight brief practical notes and is enhanced by an annotated resources list of relevant publications, organisations, and websites adding to the portfolio of approaches and tools discussed by the contributors. Most of the 33 contributing authors work in the specialised agencies that form part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). This book was published as a special issue of Development in Practice.

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: Doing participatory research and development

Author: Julian F. Gonsalves

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552501833

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 249

View: 2399

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 academic. 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.

Social and Gender Analysis in Natural Resource Management

Learning Studies and Lessons from Asia

Author: Ronnie Vernooy

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 155250218X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 5708

Presents encounters with rural men and women in South Asian and Southeast Asian countries working for local and national governments and for non-governmental organizations. This book includes six case studies that highlight the diversity of efforts to integrate social and gender analysis into natural resource management research.

Africa's Liberation

The Legacy of Nyerere

Author: Chambi Chachage,Annar Cassam

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 9970250000

Category: Africa

Page: 195

View: 5422

Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods

Uniting Science and Participation

Author: Barry Pound

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 9781844070268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 4139

• Provides an in-depth analysis of the importance of environmental policy in fighting poverty• Extremely relevant: (i) 2005 is the year of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign (ii) eradicating extreme poverty is one of the UN Millennium Development Goals

Revolutions in Development Inquiry

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113655811X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2333

Robert Chambers returns with a new book that reviews, together for the first time, some of the revolutionary changes in the methodologies and methods of development inquiry that have occurred in the past forty years, and reflects on their transformative potential for the future. This book breaks new ground by describing and analysing the evolution of a sequence of approaches. Starting with the dinosaurs of large-scale multi-subject questionnaire surveys, and the biased visits and perceptions of rural development tourism and urban-based professionals, there follows a look at the explosive proliferation of methodologies and methods of recent years. These include rapid rural appraisal (RRA) participatory rural appraisal (PRA) and dramatic developments in the still largely unrecognized fields of participatory numbers and statistics, and of participatory mapping and GIS. Chambers shows how these can empower local people and provide rigorous and valid substitutes for some more traditional methods of inquiry. Also presented is a repertoire for offsetting the biases of the urban trap, which has become so serious for officials and aid agency staff. Importantly, Chambers points out that we are now in a different space, methodologically, from a few years ago. He makes the case that participatory methodologies, evolved through creative and eclectic pluralism, can be a transformative wave for the future as drivers of personal, professional and institutional change. This book is for all who are concerned with development, regardless of profession, discipline or organization, who seek to be abreast of the revolutionary breakthroughs in approaches and methods of inquiry of recent years, and what Chambers calls their 'unlimited potentials'. Published with IDS.

Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production

Author: H. David Cooper,Charlie Spillane,T. Hodgkin

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851994113

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 452

View: 6691

This book focuses on the previously neglected interface between the conservation of plant genetic resources and their utilization. Only through utilization can the potential value of conserved genetic resources be realized. However, as this book shows, much conserved germplan has to be subjected to long term pre-breeding and genetic enhancement before it can be used in plant breeding programs. The authors explore the rationale and approaches for such pre-breeding efforts as the basis for broadening the genetic bases of crop production. Examples from a range of major food crops are presented and issues are analyzed by leading authorities from around the world.

Seeds of Innovation

CIMMYT'S Strategy for Helping to Reduce Poverty and Hunger by 2020

Author: N.A

Publisher: CIMMYT

ISBN: 9706481079

Category: Food supply

Page: 56

View: 3111

Facilitating Forests of Learning

Enabling an Adaptive Collaborative Approach in Community Forest User Groups : a Guidebook

Author: McDougall, C. Pandit, B.H. Banjade, M.R. Paudel, K.P. Ojha, H. Maharjan,M. Rana, S. Bhattarai, T. Dangol, S.

Publisher: CIFOR

ISBN: 9791412839

Category: Community forestry

Page: 223

View: 9462

Gender Analysis in Agricultural Research

Proceedings of an Internal Workshop, CIAT, Palmira, Colombia, 13-14 June 1991

Author: Dorien van Herpen,Jacqueline Anne Ashby

Publisher: CIAT

ISBN: 9789589183366

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 104

View: 2877