1st Edition

Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management
A Critque of the Method Based on Five Years' Experience in the Transamozonica Region of Brazil

ISBN 9781138994775
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
250 Pages 50 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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.


"The book provides a detailed description of the transamazon case study and an insightful analysis of the successes and failures experienced by the research and practitioner team." -- Agroforestry Systems