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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 7 A village picture book


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 7 A village picture book Valentina Mazzucato and David Niemeijer Introduction Methodology At the beginning of our field work in Burkina We scheduled a series of four meetings in each Faso, we wondered how to approach villagers, of the four study villages. given the importance of first impressions in setting the base for future work relations. We The first meeting - Explanations are studying indigenous practices of soil and water conservation from a technical and We met with the chief and other villagers to socio-cultural perspective. Our interest is in describe the aims of our project: to learn how understanding the way farmers view their people live and use their land and share these environment, in particular their indigenous soil experiences with Dutch farmers. We explained and water conservation activities. Our research that we would like to undertake many activities depends on establishing a relationship of trust but would start by creating a book about the life between `us', the outsiders, and the villagers. It and history of the village. The book should be also requires the time and patience of local composed of pictures that can be understood by people in participating in ...

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