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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 3 Getting to grips with the future together': PRA projects in the alpine regions of Switzerland

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 3 Getting to grips with the future together': PRA projects in the alpine regions of Switzerland Maja Hürlimann and Heinz Jufer Introduction future together' is a PRA programme initiated by LBL. It shows promising results in its first five years having identified new options for This paper describes how PRA has been used in an agricultural context in Switzerland. Its main small scale farmers and rural people. focus is the most recent PRA project and the methodologies used. It also explores the impact PRA in three alpine regions of the PRA eighteen months after it was carried out. The most recent PRA was conducted in November 1994. Three rural alpine regions LBL, the Agricultural Extension Centre, links were visited simultaneously during one week by scientific and political institutions with local groups of students and more experienced PRA advisory services and farmers. Its aim is to facilitators. Workshops were conducted in provide farmers with timely information and Isenthal, Safien and Lungern. Farmers and advice on improvements for their agricultural representatives of the local trade and tourist processes. In this context, PRAs are becoming a industry conducted intensive talks about their powerful methodology for interacting with ...

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