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Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management

Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management Author Christian Castellanet
ISBN-10 9781135465247
Release 2004-06-02
Pages 250
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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.



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

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management  Doing participatory research and development Author Julian F. Gonsalves
ISBN-10 9781552501832
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 249
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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.



Partnerships for Empowerment

Partnerships for Empowerment Author Carl Wilmsen
ISBN-10 9781136560088
Release 2012-05-23
Pages 320
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Participatory research has emerged as an approach to producing knowledge that is sufficiently grounded in local needs and realities to support community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), and it is often touted as crucial to the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. This book analyses the current state of the art of participatory research in CBNRM. Its chapters and case studies examine recent experiences in collaborative forest management, harvesting impacts on forest shrubs, watershed restoration in Native American communities, civic environmentalism in an urban neighborhood and other topics. Although the main geographic focus of the book is the United States, the issues raised are synthesized and discussed in the context of recent critiques of participatory research and CBNRM worldwide. The book's purpose is to provide insights and lessons for academics and practitioners involved in CBNRM in many contexts. The issues it covers will be relevant to participatory research and CBNRM practitioners and students the world over.



Agroecology

Agroecology Author V. Ernesto Méndez
ISBN-10 9781482241778
Release 2015-11-18
Pages 268
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Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along with the latest generation of acknowledged leaders engages social actors on different geo-political scales to transform the global agrifood system. The book is divided into two sections, with the first providing conceptual bases and the second presenting case studies. It describes concepts and applications of transdisciplinary research and participatory action research (PAR). Transdisciplinary research integrates different academic disciplines as well as diverse forms of knowledge, including experiential, cultural, and spiritual. Participatory action research presents a way of engaging all relevant actors in an effort to create an equitable process of research, reflection, and activity to make desired changes. Six case studies show how practitioners have grappled with applying this integration in agroecological work within different geographic and socio-ecological contexts. An explicit and critical discussion of diverse perspectives in the growing field of agroecology, this book covers the conceptual and empirical material of an agroecological approach that aspires to be more transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented. In addition to illustrating systems of agroecology that will improve food systems around the world, it lays the groundwork for further innovations to create better sustainability for all people, ecologies, and landscapes.



Managing Forest Resources in a Decentralized Environment

Managing Forest Resources in a Decentralized Environment Author Petrus Gunarso
ISBN-10 9789792446883
Release 2007
Pages 190
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Managing Forest Resources in a Decentralized Environment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Managing Forest Resources in a Decentralized Environment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Managing Forest Resources in a Decentralized Environment book for free.



Nature Policies and Landscape Policies

Nature Policies and Landscape Policies Author Roberto Gambino
ISBN-10 9783319054100
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 497
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The book focuses on the relationship between nature conservation policies and landscape policies. This is a relevant subject due to the current need of reviving nature conservation policies, which are today affected by a general effectiveness deficiency. To this end, landscape policies can play a crucial role, bridging nature and culture, fostering more integrated approaches to nature conservation and stimulating the active participation of local communities. The book gathers reflections, researches and experiences developed on an international level on this subject by experts coming from different international contexts (Europe, U.S.A.), various disciplinary backgrounds (geographers, planners, biologists, historians, jurists, economists, etc.) and several institutional bodies (Universities, administrative bodies, international organizations such as IUCN, EUROPARC Federation, UNESCO, etc.). The overall reflections gathered in the book - which is divided in three main sections: regulations and institutional frameworks, policies, actions and tools - combine to suggest innovative visions about the relationships between nature policies and landscape policies.



The Common Property Resource Digest

The Common Property Resource Digest Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P01186376D
Release 2003
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Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change Author Michael Keller
ISBN-10 0875904769
Release 2009-01-12
Pages 565
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 186. Amazonia and Global Change synthesizes results of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) for scientists and students of Earth system science and global environmental change. LBA, led by Brazil, asks how Amazonia currently functions in the global climate and biogeochemical systems and how the functioning of Amazonia will respond to the combined pressures of climate and land use change, such as Wet season and dry season aerosol concentrations and their effects on diffuse radiation and photosynthesis Increasing greenhouse gas concentration, deforestation, widespread biomass burning and changes in the Amazonian water cycle Drought effects and simulated drought through rainfall exclusion experiments The net flux of carbon between Amazonia and the atmosphere Floodplains as an important regulator of the basin carbon balance including serving as a major source of methane to the troposphere The impact of the likely increased profitability of cattle ranching. The book will serve a broad community of scientists and policy makers interested in global change and environmental issues with high-quality scientific syntheses accessible to nonspecialists in a wide community of social scientists, ecologists, atmospheric chemists, climatologists, and hydrologists.



The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057956578
Release 2004
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Agricultura familiar

Agricultura familiar Author Heribert Schmitz
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105217871099
Release 2010
Pages 351
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Este livro apresenta uma reflexão acerca do mundo rural e seus atores. Trata-se dos desafios enfrentados em pesquisa e extensão para promover o desenvolvimento rural em diálogo com os agricultores familiares. As experiências analisadas nos escritos deste livro mostram a preocupação dos que pensam e fazem a pesquisa agropecuária e a extensão rural com o contexto e as necessidades dos agricultores, assim como, de uma visão sistêmica do estabelecimento. O livro está organizado em três partes - 1) Contribuições teórico-metodológicas; 2) Novas abordagens em pesquisa e extensão rural; e 3) Experiências de pesquisa participativa.