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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 12 Together get a grip on the future: an RRA in the Emmental of Switzerland


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 12 Together get a grip on the future: an RRA in the Emmental of Switzerland Ueli Scheuermeier and Raymond Ison Introduction The team "Let's do an RRA in Switzerland!". The The team consisted of 12 people of different thought struck two extensionists in backgrounds: Switzerland, who had considerable experience in developing countries. It was time to try out · 7 agriculturalists; something new in Swiss extension (beratung). · 1 socio-economist; A visit to LBL (Landwirtschaftliche · 2 foresters; Beratungszentrale Lindalu) by an Australian · 1 ethnologist; and, and a New Zealand agriculturalist familiar · 1 home economics trainer. with RRA in `developed' country settings acted as a further catalyst. Of these 7 were men and 4 women; 6 of the team worked with the local population. Five The project people were from the `outside', all with extensive experience in developing countries. The institutional context All team members except one understood the local dialect. This was Raymond Ison from the University of Sydney. Being an Australian LBL is mainly engaged in training extension with no knowledge of the local language, but workers, and in some research into socio- with experience in RRA in a developed ...

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