The Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) Notes is a continuing series of collated recent articles on rural development, written by practitioners worldwide in the field.
|Title||Participatory rural appraisal : proceedings of the February 1991 Bangalore PRA trainers workshop|
|Publication Type||Conference Report|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||Chambers, R, Mascarenhas, J, Shah, P, Joseph, S, Jayakaran, R, Devavaram, J, Ramachandran, V, Fernandez, A, Pretty, J|
|Secondary Title||RRA notes / IIED|
|Pagination||143 p.: fig., tab., photogr.|
|Publisher||International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)|
|Place Published||London, UK|
|Keywords||community participation, evaluation methods, ghb, india, participatory methods, planning, rapid rural appraisals, rural development|
The Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) Notes is a continuing series of collated recent articles on rural development, written by practitioners worldwide in the field. This volume covers the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Trainers Workshop in Bangalore, India. Section A discusses methods used in India to stimulate villagers' participation in discussions, interviewing procedures, and innovative approaches to explain concepts to analphabetic people in an non-authoritarian manner. These included "participatory mapping" by the community using sticks, stones, leaves and/or other available materials for delineation of watersheds, land use, drainage patterns and other thematic maps. Section B consists of 13 case studies in the promotion of community participation in rural and natural resource development projects. The concepts outlined in Section A were shown to be quite effective in the elucidation of problems and constraints, and the development of solutions.