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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 5 PRA in Malda district, West Bengal: a report of a training workshop for ActionAid India and Tagore Society for Rural Development

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 5 PRA in Malda district, West Bengal: a report of a training workshop for ActionAid India and Tagore Society for Rural Development Thomas Joseph and Sam Joseph Introduction used PRA methods to cover all their programme villages. ActionAid India and the Tagore Society for Rural Development are partners in a rural Day one development project in the Malda District of West Bengal. Both felt that they needed to The participants were welcomed and then understand the villages in the project area from introduced to PRA with an exercise on the the villagers' perspective. This, it was hoped, classification of information - what are the would lead to plans in which the client group differences between fact, opinion, hearsay, had participated. A PRA training exercise was inference, assumption. It was also emphasised organised which would cover 5 days (10-14 that villagers are experts in survival, and so Dec 1990) by Thomas Joseph (Northern India, different systems in villages such as soil, Field Director, ActionAid). Sam Joseph water, topography, cropping patterns, trees, (ActionAid) was invited to conduct the animals, food-flow, labour-flow, credit-flow, training. Mr B C Chatterjee, the Director of knowledge, social organisation need to be ...

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