Local participation in research & extension for conservation & development of natural resources: A summary of approaches


This paper explores the elements that lead communities to take action to protect ecosystem health. The operating assumption has been that the provision of information would be the essential ingredient in spurring communities to protect natural resources.

Participatory processes, Watershed management, Community management, Social capital, Natural resource management, Community participation, Empowerment, Sustainability, Local knowledge, Water quality, Community development, Participatory research, Community-based management, Drinking water protection, Decision-making process, Human capital, Natural capital, Financial capital, Built capital, Participatory resource management, Social indicators, Watershed
Paper presented at the Sixteenth meeting of the International Farming Systems Association, Santiago, Chile, 30 November 2000