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“The PR & D project gave us researchers the opportunity to understand the importance of involving the community in selecting suitable varieties of upland Ahu rice. More important, it helped us better understand the cultural diversity of different farming communities in a similar environment, and learn more about their farming practices and livelihood options. We had the opportunity to interact continuously with the community members, understand their behavior and rationale for some of their decisions for rejecting technology improvement in upland Ahu rice.”
Sharma and Pathak (2006)
As income and food security have increased for many agricultural communities, the challenge of environmental protection and natural resource management has taken centre stage. Addressing this challenge requires a new approach that involves understanding and sharing of knowledge about livelihood outcomes directly benefiting the poor, enabling the poor to engage in agricultural production while conserving natural resources on a long-term basis, and facilitating joint learning and action within and among local communities. Besides simply transferring technology, the goal of agricultural Research and Development (R & D) has become more complex and emphasis on sustainable management of natural resources has increased.
A number of R & D organizations around the world have adopted the concept of Participatory Research and Development (PR & D) in an effort to capture the essence of this approach. PR & D was also the focus of a collaborative regional programme for capacity development in South Asia.
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