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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 4 How to deal with 1012 ideas: PRA in an urban community in Switzerland


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 4 How to deal with 1012 ideas: PRA in an urban community in Switzerland Peter Schmidt Scheuermeier and Ison 1992, Hürlimann and Introduction Jufer, this issue). LBL is a service organization and resource base for the national agricultural Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) can generate extension service with experience in adult a large amount of information that needs to be education and training. It also has a mandate to processed and analysed. We would like to share document experiences in agricultural extension an approach to analysing PRA data from an in developing countries. It was in this context urban setting in Switzerland. We used a that LBL became familiar with PRA and metaplan, sometimes referred to as the `card learned from it to adapt PRA to Switzerland. and chart technique', as a way to structure and visualise information (see Box 1). In November 1995, PRA was carried out in the small town of Willisau (Kanton Lucerne). This was the first time that an urban community had BOX 1 requested LBL to conduct a PRA in its area. METAPLAN TECHNIQUE Willisau is a small town of 7000 inhabitants in The metaplan was first developed in Germany ...

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