Institutionalisation of Participatory Approach in NRM

Advancing Participatory Technology Development: Case studies on Integration into Agricultural Research, Extension and Education

This publication includes a selection of 12 case studies on institutionalizing Participatory Technology Development (PTD) approaches in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It shows how various organizations 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 publication were generated as part of a study conducted in 2001 and were presented at international workshop held at IIRR in the Philippines. IIRR worked in partnership with ETC Ecoculture of the Netherlands in producing this publication, with funding support from the ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

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Participatory Technology Development for Agricultural Improvement: Challenges for Institutional Integration

Since the 1980s, participatory approaches to agricultural extension and research have been promoted across all continents and groups of development actors. An increasing number of organizations 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 publication is a result of a study conducted by ETC Ecoculture of the Netherlands and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) in 2001 on institutionalizing PTD. The study generated 19 cases from around the world. The case studies were critically reviewed at a workshop held in the Philippines. The publication, therefore, is based on both the cases and rigorous workshop review.

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