RRA Notes 10: General Issue

The 10th edition of RRA Notes is a general issue which includes reports on work in four countries as well as articles on theoretical issues.

Article, 01 February 1991
Participatory Learning and Action
A journal for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike.

February 1991

The first paper in this issue of RRA Notes describes how PRA techniques were used to assist with the trials of various pigeon pea cultivars in Medak district, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The second article reports on a project to help rural communities in the state of Tennessee in the United States. 

The third item looks at a project designed to assess women's needs in Gaza using Participatory Rapid Appraisal techniques.

The next article looks at the importance of being aware of the cultural assumptions behind informal interviewing techniques. The next item reflects on the role of 'outsiders' in RRA.

The final item describes how RRA was used in the preparation of a formal survey to investigate highland farming, and in particular soil and water conservation, in Thailand.

This issue also contains a two-page readership survey.

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Farmer participation on on-farm varietal trials: multilocational testing under resource poor conditions – the women of Sangams
Pastapur and Michel Pimbert

Rural development in the Highlands of North America: the Highlander Economic Education Project
John Gaventa and Helen Lewis

Assessing women's needs in Gaza using Participatory Rapid Appraisal techniques
Heather Grady, Amal Abu Daqqa, Fadwa Hassanein, Fatma Soboh, Itimad Muhana, Maysoon Louzon, Noha el-Beheisi, Rawhiya Fayyad, Salwa el-Tibi and Joachim Theis

The bias of interviews
John Mitchell and Hugo Slim

The outsider effect
Ueli Scheuermeier

Focusing formal surveys in Thailand: a use for Rapid Rural Appraisal
Karen Ehlers and Christine Martins