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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 The `fertiliser bush' game: a participatory means of communication


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 The `fertiliser bush' game: a participatory means of communication Kristin Cashman The problem - alley farming since the vast majority of change agents in Africa are men. Clearly, there was a need for This paper describes some of the problems I mechanisms to help change agents and their encountered, and the strategy I used to resolve constituencies respond to change brought them, while supervising an on-farm-research about by the introduction of alley farming and (OFR) project in south western Nigeria during to adapt effectively. 1985 and 1986 for the International Institute of Now I do not know how many of you are Tropical Agriculture (IITA). This involved familiar with the alley farming technology. I living in villages comprising the research site would like to ask you for the moment to just and working closely with community pretend you know nothing about the technique members. and just look at the words `alley farming'. I was hired by IITA to live and work in some Let us see. `alley farming', well `farming' of the Yomba villages comprising IITA's on- tells me it must have something to do with farm-research sites. My job involved `testing' agriculture, ...

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