PRA and its role in reorienting IGFRI's research agenda (PLA 44)
The Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute (IGFRI) has been working to improve livestock fodder management for 25 years. However, they felt that they were no longer targeting the needs of farmers, and used Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) to determine future research direction. This paper gives an interesting overview of the research focus before and after the use of PRA.
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