Developing an adaptive management approach for small holder innovation

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2006
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SANREM CRSP, OIRED, Virginia Tech
Abstract

The objective of this presentation is to promote the development of a book to help development agents in developing (and developed) countries to better understand what is involved in the management of complex adaptive systems. The problem relates to linked rural poverty and environmental sustainability, though this can be solved through adaptive management for small holder innovation by providing development agents with knowledge and understanding to assist small holder innovation for adaptive management of complex adaptive systems (CAS). The objective is to encourage policy makers and donors to support local innovation and adaptive management.

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Rural development, Environmental impacts, Poverty, Sustainability, Adaptive systems, Complex adaptive systems, CAS, Innovation, Smallholders, Adaptive management, Governance
Citation
Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, 10-13 August 2006