Institutionalising participatory approaches in NRM

Advancing Participatory Technology Development: case studies on integration into agricultural research, extension and education

This book, published in 2003, includes a selection of 12 case studies on institutionalising Participatory Technology Development (PTD) approaches in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It shows how various organisations in agricultural research, extension and education have attempted to integrate PTD into their day-to-day operations, decision-making and culture.

The case studies included in this book were generated as part of a study made in 2001 and were presented at an international workshop held at the International Institute of Rural Reconstrution (IIRR) in the Philippines. IIRR worked in partnership with ETC Ecoculture of the Netherlands in producing this book, with funding support from the ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

Participatory Technology Development for agricultural improvement: challenges for institutional integration

Since the 1980s, participatory approaches to agricultural research and extension have been promoted across all continents and groups of development actors. An increasing number of organisations are now implementing Participatory Technology Development (PTD) in various settings. In the course of implementation, PTD projects have faced challenges of integrating the practices into the various institutions.

This book, published in 2002, is a result of a study conducted by ETC Ecoculture in the Netherlands and IIRR in 2001 on institutionalising PTD. The study generated 19 cases from around the world. The case studies were critically reviewed at a workshop held in the Philippines. The book is based on both the cases and the rigorous workshop review.

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