PRA, social tremors and rolling heads: thoughts on PRA and empowerment

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The article discusses the issue of conflict and the skills required to deal with it, in the context of two FAO projects in Guinea and Tanzania. In the Guinea example an exploratory RRA investigating food security issues in a fishing community revealed conflict between the project credit scheme and the local community over the repayment of loans. In the second example an exploratory appraisal focusing on nutrition and food security in fishing communities in Tanzania uncovered layers of corruption and manipulation in the management of the credit team. This was the cause of conflict between the communities and the project. Although in these examples a constructive resolution to the problems was found, it does raise questions about whether facilitators and researchers have the skills to deal with such situations.

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PRA facilitators and trainers as well as researchers using PRA methods will be interested in this discussion of PRA and` conflict
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PLA notes
No. 24
IIED, 3 Endsleigh St, London WC1H 0DD, UK
Publisher reference: 
International Institute for Environment and Development

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E : Miscellaneous : RRA Notes/PLA 772