Recognizing Local Knowledge and Giving Farmers a Voice in the Policy Development Debate.

TitleRecognizing Local Knowledge and Giving Farmers a Voice in the Policy Development Debate.
Publication TypeLecture Notes
AuthorsJoshi L, Suyanto S, Catacutan DC, van Noordwijk M
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Secondary TitleASB Lecture Note 09
PublisherWorld Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF, SEA Regional Office
Place PublishedBogor, Indonesia
Year of Publication2001
Pagination40
Date PublishedDecember 2001
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractOne of the aspects of poverty as currently defined is the lack of voice or the lack of empowerment and the feeling of not being able to take events into one’s own hands. This aspect of poverty is difficult to quantify as yet, but it is an important element in the debate on the rural poor, deforestation and natural resource management. This lecture note introduces methods to collect and appraise farmers’ ecological knowledge in a formal manner and analyze the way this knowledge and value system complements, methods to get the views of local communities on the options they have and the constraints they face more explicitly represented, and ways to get the farmer’s ‘voice’ heard in dialogues with local and national policymakers
Keywordsappraise, ecology, Farmers, farmers voice, policy makers, poverty
URLhttp://www.asb.cgiar.org/PDFwebdocs/LectureNotes/ASB-LN-9-Joshi-et-al-2001-Local-knowledge-farmers-voice.pdf
Citation Key926