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PARTICIPATORY FARM-LEVELINNOVATION

Tilahun Amede, Charles Lyamchai, Girma Hailu,Bekele Kassa, Leulseged Begashaw, Juma Wickama,Adugna Wakjira, and Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis

Context and rationale

Improved natural resource management in the densely settled highlands of eastern Africa must begin at the farm level, as this is the basic decision unit and the locus of key inputs (land, labor, capital) which have a defining role in agricultural production systems. It is also here where concrete livelihood improvements can be made most directly, thus enhancing the likelihood that farmers will invest in natural resource management (at farm and landscape scale) with slower returns, or wider landscape governance initiatives (covered in Chapter 4) with ...

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