Characteristics and Types of
Farmer Participatory Research
|❑ a method in which the major emphasis is on production research, planned and carried out by and with the farmers on their own fields (Harwood, 1979).|
|❑ a systematic approach of evolving or adapting technology among the people of a community (Tan, 1985).|
|❑ a process where “the farmer acts as a subject who investigates, measures, and studies in collaboration with researchers” (Ashby et al., 1987).|
|❑ a practical process for bringing together the knowledge and research|
|capacities of the local farming communities with that of the commercial and scientific institutions in an interactive way (Haverkort et al., 1988).|
The term was coined by Farrington and Martin in 1987 but the approach has also been called farmer-back-to-farmer research, farmer-first-andlast research, and participatory technology development by different proponents of the approach.
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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: 5.
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