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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 10 PRA in international agricultural research: first experiences of IIMI-Pakistan

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 10 PRA in international agricultural research: first experiences of IIMI-Pakistan Paul Gosselink and Anouk Hoeberichts Introduction The need for a different approach was illustrated recently by water users living in a We would like to share our experiences of using watercourse where IIMI had been collecting PRA in an international agricultural research data for three years. The villagers revolted organization, the International Irrigation against IIMI's presence and would not allow Management Institute (IIMI). IIMI is a member the staff to visit the village or ask any more of the Consultative Group for International questions. Villagers suspected IIMI of reducing Agricultural Research (CGIAR), with its the water level in the distributary to test the headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It has a extent to which water users were able to broad mandate which includes ` survive. It became clear that the water users the could no longer be neglected in the research improvement of the management and process. performance of water resource systems and irrigated agriculture'. One of IIMI's research programs is Performance Assessment of water Performance Indicators: the role resources systems. It was within this context of water users that we used PRA. We ...

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