Tag Archives: Participatory Development

Participatory Development Philosophy and the Classical Grounded Theory (Published)

Participatory development philosophy (PDP) as a new sight in the education field has been a necessarily shifting to allow student’s abilities preparing for the future. The pedagogy of Participatory development has established by using the descriptive method and qualitative research. The aims of the recent paper are to identify participatory development philosophy concepts, and also, to illustrate the development procedures. Regarding to that aims, the paper has attended an elaborating discussion about the diagraming model and the exploration theory of the approach by representing them in a separate label. The approach has been following significant implementations for the tools and analyzing methods. The argumentative results are emerged into three major points: (1)) Participatory development approach is an applied approach that it passed on productive and shared new idea with the participatory team, and so that encourages student attainment of learning experience. (2) Participatory feedback is one of the approach powers and it contemplates as a part of the learning environment. (3) The participatory development processing has formed on four stages planning, implementation, evaluation, and development stage.

Keywords: Participatory Development, classical grounded theory, par-ticipatory development processes, participatory model, participatory philosophy

Participatory Strategic Approach to Development of Improved Indigenous Poultry Systems in East Africa (Published)

An on-farm farmer participatory research project was carried out in Kenya to improve the management of indigenous chicken and their productivity at farm level, in five different agro-ecological zones. This paper details the research methodology used and highlights some experiences and lessons learnt. The major objectives of the on-farm research were; to improve management and productivity of indigenous chicken at farm level, to change attitudes towards indigenous chicken, to improve farmers capacity and ability to carry out research (involve them in design, implementation and monitoring activities) using local resources and, to exploit the potential of indigenous chickens to contribute to poverty alleviation among rural landless people mainly women.

The research project was carried out in five different agro-ecological regions. In each region, four clusters (each cluster from a different village) were selected comprising of ten farmers each. This was followed by farmer training workshops that were held at cluster level. Implementation of a variety of improved management practices was done largely by use of local resources and farmers participation. Monitoring and evaluation were done continuously by farmers and on a regular basis by the research team.

Over five hundred farmers were trained on improved management practices for indigenous chicken production, a figure higher than 2-fold the anticipated target. An important achievement was made in the way of creation and enhancement of social capital by bringing together individual farmers and the research team to interact freely and share information, knowledge and experiences. Mutual trust, interest and enthusiasm were generated and were instrumental in the subsequent implementation of the project. Farmers were able to implement a variety of interventions from a basket of options, at their own pace and, with their own locally available resources. Formation of farmer groups (clusters) was a big boon in securing some limited external inputs such as roofing materials and vaccines through joint efforts (harambee)

This paper demonstrates and emphasises that involvement of beneficiaries in anti-poverty initiatives, is an imperative if the objectives are to be achieved.



Keywords: East Africa, Indigenous Poultry, Participatory Development