The Challenges of Integration: Report of an On-Line Consultation among Researchers of the Alternatives to Slash-And-Burn (ASB) Programme.

TitleThe Challenges of Integration: Report of an On-Line Consultation among Researchers of the Alternatives to Slash-And-Burn (ASB) Programme.
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsTomich T, Alegre J, Areskoug V, Cattaneo A, Cornelius J, Ericksen P, Joshi L, Kasyoki J, Legg C, Locatelli M, Murdiyarso D
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org, t.tomich@cgiar.org
Pagination1-53
Date PublishedMay 2004
InstitutionASB
KeywordsASB, humid tropical forest margins, Integrated Natural Resource Management, Organizational learning, participatory approaches
AbstractThe Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn (ASB) programme is a decade-old, complex, multi-institutional, multidisciplinary, multi-site research and development consortium. ASB applies an integrated natural resource management (iNRM) approach to analysis and action regarding tradeoffs between global environmental concerns and local rural development opportunities in the forest margins of the humid tropics. Addressing these issues necessarily involves analysis at many scales and interaction across epistemologies (knowledge systems). ASB has been recognized for its success in producing scientific outputs and real world impacts and as a pioneer in iNRM. But, until now, the consortium has devoted little effort to understanding its success in bridging scales and epistemologies. To fill this gap, an on-line consultation was held involving 42 ASB researchers and structured following an analytical framework on “harnessing science and technology for sustainability” developed by Harvard University researchers based on their studies of other comparable cases.
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