Participation in practice
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CTA. 2001. Participation in practice. Spore 94. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46263
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Learning Together Through Participatory Extension A guide to an approach developed in Zimbabwe J Hagmann, E Chuma, K Murwira & M Connolly, Agritex-GTZ-IT Zimbabwe, 2000. 59 pp. Free of charge, order No: A-021-E
How can rural communities, instead of donor driven agencies, be encouraged to become the prime movers in improving their economic and social well-being? PEA (Participatory Extension Approach) could be a useful tool. PEA has emerged from a community development process in Zimbabwe and moves away from top-down extension models. Rather than being mere agents for technologies imposed from outside, the methodology helps extension workers to become catalysts that will help communities to achieve the goals that they have defined for themselves. The PEA learning cycle is flexible and offers a wide variety of methodologies and tools such as farmer to farmer extension, farmer field schools, community meetings, and farm trials. A schematic operational framework is included in the booklet that could serve as a checklist during the process. Finally the booklet is complemented by a training video intended to be used as a training tool for extension workers. Learning Together Through Participatory Extension A guide to an approach developed in Zimbabwe J Hagmann, E Chuma, K Murwira & M Connolly, Agritex-GTZ-IT Zimbabwe, 2000. 59 pp. Free of charge, order No: A-021-E Universum Verlagsanstalt D-65175 Wiesbaden, Germany Fax: +49 611 903 05 56 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Complementary to this guidebook, a video and a trainers manual on learning together through participatory extension can be ordered against payment from: Media for Development Trust PO Box 6755, Harare, Zimbabwe Fax: + 263 4 729 066 Email: email@example.com