Negotiating participatory action research in an Ecuadorian sustainable agriculture and natural resource management program
This article documents the increasing support for sustainable development over the past few decades. In the late 1980s, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in response to a Congressional request, created the new Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP). That initiative focused on the research needs of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management (SANREM). This article uses a case study from Ecuador to demonstrate the effectiveness of the SANREM program. The case study describes how SANREM social scientists and university students entered the field to gather data related to animal production.