Building Consensus and Joint Strategies for Fodder Development and Resource Management
SAGP15 - Rapid Appraisal of Agriculture Knowledge Systems (RAAKS) a Multi-Stakeholder Process
Against a rapidly changing external environment, livestock rearing, particularly by small-holders, and the management of common property resources including forests cannot be dealt with in isolation. As multiple interest groups use and manage the same natural resource base there is a need to better understand the linkages and frameworks in which they operate.
This good practice note highlights the need for greater interaction and collaboration between different stake-holders dependent on the same natural resource base and responsible for its development and management. The Note details how a multi stakeholder process (MSP) called RAAKS – Rapid Appraisal of Agriculture Knowledge Systems – was developed and implemented for the management of common property resources, including the establishment of collaborative arrangements between community representatives, PRIs and line departments such as Forests, Animal Husbandry and Rural Development, in a pilot project in District Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Authors: K Bhavana Rao, Shefali Misra
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