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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 5 Portraits and stories

Jules Pretty

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 5 Portraits and stories Jules Pretty Introduction Until 10 years ago his mother cultivated vegetables and worked in the field, but The notion of using stories recounted by stopped due to old age. She complained people met in the field as an important source that the young generation were not of information described by Robin Mearns interested in working in the field and her above was also explored in a recent zoning skills were being wasted. Neither wife was exercise conducted in North West Pakistan. interested - "why should they work in the The Malakand Fruit and Vegetable fields if they can buy vegetables in the Development Project conducted a Rapid bazaar?" Since the forest were felled 15- Agroecosystem Zoning (RAZ) of Alpuri Sub- 20 years ago, the farmer believes that there Division, with the principal objective of is currently less rainfall and more soil producing strategies for the future erosion. development of the region. There were 4 major principles to the RAZ: local people helped to · A farmer and his elderly father by the define the zones; the information was gathered Indus described the impact of the building by a multi-disciplinary team ...

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