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Author Castellanet, Christian, 1956-

Title Participatory action research in natural resource management : a critique of the method based on five years' experience in the Transamazônica Region of Brazil / Christian Castellanet, Carl F. Jordan.

Imprint New York : Taylor & Francis, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-211) and indexes.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Approaches to Resource Conservation; Participatory Action Research; Conceptual Framework; The Resource Management Problem; The Partnership with Farmers' Organizations; Case Studies of the Multiple Stakeholders Platform Method; Photo Essay; Results at the Farm Level; The Relationship Between Farmers and Researchers: Why There Was No Common Strategy; Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: A Comparison of Conventional Diagnoses and Diagnoses Based on PAR; Evaluation of the Participatory Action Research Approach; References.
Summary 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.
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Subject Natural resources -- Brazil -- Management.
Action research -- Brazil.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Jordan, Carl F.
Other Form: Print version: Castellanet, Christian, 1956- Participatory action research in natural resource management. New York : Taylor & Francis, ©2002 (DLC) 2005274956
ISBN 0203508564 (electronic bk.)
9780203508565 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0203508564 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
1560329793 (Cloth)