Participatory Rural Appraisal in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry: A Training Manual
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About the Book :
This book present a manual on A Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) for application in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry. Providing basic and practical understanding of PRA method including its features, principles, steps, guidelines and types, it offers guidelines for using major PRA tools under for categories-space analysis, time analysis. Also, the manual provides steps for participatory planning on the basis of collected information in respect of identification and prioritization of problems, problem cause analysis, identification of intervention points and their possible alternative solutions. The book will be useful for students, researchers and extension workers involved in rural development.
About Author :
Shagufta Jamal is a Reader in Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension, Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, New Delhi. Earlier, she worked as Research Associate in a Ford Foundation funded Project; Teaching Associate at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; and in Division of Extension Education and at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar. She has been honoured with the Young Scientist Award in 1998 and ISEE Fellow Award in 2003 by Indian Society of Extension Education.Dr. Jamal has to her credit a book, Women in Dairy Development and over three dozen papers. She has also presented two dozen papers in national and international seminars and conferences.
H.P.S. Arya is the Head of Division and Joint Director (Extension Education) at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly (U.P.). He has worked on various country wide projects, such as Communication in Development Administration, Functioning of Village Level Workers, Study on Satellite- T.V. Experiment while working at NIRD, Hyderabad. While working at IVRI, he has worked in the World Bank funded projects including NATP-Project on Collection, Documentation and Validation of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) as Zonal Leader. Dr. Arya has published six books, more than 60 research papers, more than 100 technical bulletins and leaflets. He has presented more than 50 research papers in national and international seminars and conferences. He has been the recipient of ISEE Fellow Award of Indian Society of Extension Education.