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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 24 Juggling game to energise a seminar
Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 19882001 24 Juggling game to energise a seminar Sarah Holden In November 1992 we organised an cow. He turned to face Tim (the farmer). international livestock seminar in Indonesia. Sriskandarajah intervened: "The technology An interesting mixture of people from very we develop is frequently inappropriate for diverse backgrounds attended and I think farmers' needs". The scientist throws the almost everyone felt their minds were model cow to the farmer and in doing so broadened by the event. Inevitably some causes the farmer to drop all his oranges. people reacted (almost violently) against the PRA theme that weaved its way throughout Whilst John and Tim re-collect the dropped the whole seminar. However, many people balls, Sriskandarajah says: "Participatory were left wanting to know more and another rural appraisal uses a basket of methods" and seminar is planned along the lines of Sonaiya, Stella Maranga, Raul Peresgrovas participative farmer research and development. and myself step forward and plaster the names of different PRA methods onto a white board. As the week progressed an element of playful competition emerged between the various By this time Tim and John have collected ideological camps and this culminated at the themselves ...