IIRR: Assisting with teaching and learning
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CTA. 1998. IIRR: Assisting with teaching and learning. Spore 78. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48298
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Suppose you are interested in learning how to grow a lot of food on a little land, by the use of organic fertilizers, local plants and natural pesticides, or how appropriate technologies can offer cheap alternatives to poor farmers. In which case,...
Suppose you are interested in learning how to grow a lot of food on a little land, by the use of organic fertilizers, local plants and natural pesticides, or how appropriate technologies can offer cheap alternatives to poor farmers. In which case, you might want to browse through a publication or follow a course at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR). IIRR focuses international outreach activities around health care, agriculture and management of natural resources. The organisation works to improve the quality of life of rural poor people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This non-profit organisation produces a variety of publications on topics ranging from sustainable agriculture to community health care to environment and natural resources. Here, IIRR is an international resource. Their materials are written in simple, easily understandable language and are illustrated with numerous drawings. Many are produced in workshops that bring together farmers, representatives from government and NGOs, with artists and editors. This participatory approach is an important element of IIRR's workstyle. For several years, IIRR has experimented with a 'cluster approach' for strengthening institutional capacity. A 'cluster' is a group of organisations banded together by sector, geography, common development focus or other affinity factors. The advantage of working in a cluster is that it stimulates a critical mass for mutual learning, sharing experiences and improving coordination, follow-up and impact. IIRR has provided participatory training courses to over 9,000 development professionals from more than 2,500 organisations working in 91 countries. Some upcoming courses are listed in the In Brief section of this Spore. IIRR also provides tailor-made courses and technical assistance services upon request. IIRR is based in the Philippines and has regional offices in Belgium, Ecuador, Kenya, Nepal, and the USA. Website: www.cav.pworld.net.ph/~iirr/ IIRR-HQ, Y.C. James Yen Center Silang 4118, Cavite The Philippines. Fax: + 63 46 4142420 Email: email@example.com or: Email; firstname.lastname@example.org IIRR Africa Regional Office PO Box 66873, Westlands Nairobi, Kenya. Fax:+254 2 448148 Email: email@example.com http://www.agricta.org/Spore/spore78