|1.||identifying and consolidating field-tested PR&D concepts and practices relevant to managing natural resources for agriculture and rural livelihood, drawn from experiences of practitioners and organizations around the world;|
|2.||synthesizing, condensing and simplifying available information; and|
|3.||promoting and improving availability of information particularly in developing countries where access to PR&D information resources is limited.|
|❑ Emphasis on information applicable to research and development-oriented activities, complementing existing publications that primarily focus on the use of participatory methods for extension, learning and community mobilization.|
|❑ Broad topical coverage of the research and development process. As an introductory guide to PR&D, it provides general orientation to the phases or types of activities that are specifically covered by existing method- and/ or tool-specific publications.|
|❑ Focus on the application of PR&D within the framework of conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It consists of papers on field experiences associated with natural resources use in agriculture and rural livelihoods and/or agriculture and rural livelihoods that consciously maintain long-term productivity of the resource base.|
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Publication information: Book title: Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: A Sourcebook. Volume: 1. Contributors: Julian Gonsalves - Editor, Thomas Becker - Editor, Ann Braun - Editor, Dindo Campilan - Editor, Hidelisa De Chavez - Editor, Elizabeth Fajber - Editor, Monica Kapiriri - Editor, Joy Rivaca-Caminade - Editor, Ronnie Vernooy - Editor. Publisher: International Development Research Centre. Place of publication: Ottawa. Publication year: 2005. Page number: xvi.
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