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The gains and strength in participation: a case study of the Mbiabet Ikpe rice farm project in Nigeria (PLA 44)

In this paper the authors describe how participatory techniques were used to strengthen community trust and co-operation, both within and between villages in Nigeria, and how this new confidence helped the communities seize control of traditional farmlands from government and big business.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics, students and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

This article was published in PLA 44: Local Government and Participation (June 2002).
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