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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 6 Participatory approaches

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 6 Participatory approaches John Thompson, Peter Veit, and Jennifer McCracken From the Ground Up and (PRRA) methods along with conventional participatory RRA in Kenya household surveys to develop case studies of successful community efforts in resource management, and to prepare Village Resource From the Ground Up (FGU) is a collaborative Management Plans (VRMPS) - community- effort of institutions in Africa and North specific action plans for improved local America committed to improving natural management of critical natural resources. resource management in Africa. The programme is administered and co-ordinated by the Center for International Development NES has met with promising results in the five Kenyan communities in which PRRA methods and Environment of World Resources have been used. The communities, with the Institute, in Washington, DC, USA, together assistance of government technical extension with assistance form Clark University, officers, have organised realistic VRMPs for Massachusetts, USA. developing, conserving and sustaining local natural resources, which they are now in the The objectives of FGU are threefold: process of implementing. · to develop a better understanding of the The PRRA methodology proved especially core elements and key institutional, useful in targeting particular priority areas, managerial, and technological ...

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