|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|92500||159976||2011||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
This paper reports on an experiment linking science with people. Taking as a paradigm the holistic scientific approach fostered by agroecology, we present a methodological proposal for the implementation of participatory action research in rural areas. Our aims were various: to solve a specific problem, i.e. the exclusion of small- and medium-scale organic farmers from the official certification system; to find solutions collectively through an exchange of knowledge between researchers, technicians, producers and consumers; and to generate endogenous social change in rural areas through processes based on local skills and collective creativity. This paper examines the methods applied, and provides a participatory reflexive analysis of those methods. Both the keys to the success and the constraints are analysed, in order to conclude the contributions that agroecology and PAR processes can make to sustainable and innovative research proposals.
► We analyse the scientific paradigm changes that entraines participation.
► We analyse, from an agroecological approach, the concept of science with people.
► We present a Participatory Action research process with small-scale organic producers in Andalusia, Spain.
► Important social and economical changes occured during the research project are evaluated.
Journal: Journal of Rural Studies - Volume 27, Issue 4, October 2011, Pages 372–383