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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 15 Extracts Coloured papers Learning in the field


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 15 Extracts Coloured papers Learning in the field by Gerhard Baum by Agnes Mullaa I recently began using small, coloured pieces of Agnes Mullaa is a secretary at the headquarters paper as tools to enable communities to present of the Association for Better Land Husbandry. complex issues in an easy-to-understand, visual She had been involved with editing a number of format. This can prepare a common ground of PRA reports but felt she could do a better job if understanding and stimulate discussion within she investigated PRA in the field. This is part of local communities. Different colours are used to her personal account of her first experiences represent different elements of the environment: for example, yellow for climate, blue for water, with men and women farmers. green for vegetation. A different coloured sheet of paper is introduced to explore the social and Following a preliminary visit the previous day, ecological impacts of an intervention, such as my colleagues and I visited members of Busala agroforestry. Self Help Group, Namusala village, Kenya. The occasion? A PRA session on participatory · Examples of use mapping and modelling. What struck me was Management of natural resources: ...

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