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Evaluating Environmental Public Participation: Methodological Considerations

Increasingly, environmental agencies are engaged in public participation activities. Unfortunately, the limited evaluation of public participation programs also makes improvement of such programs more difficult. To encourage further thinking about the evaluation of environmental public participation programs, this article discusses some of the basic issues raised by evaluators of social programs (e.g. unemployment and housing, etc.) that have served as methodological proving grounds for evaluation. (continue)

NCDD Commentary: Report from the World Social Forum 2004

Lars Torres submitted this commentary for NCDD's website on January 25, 2004. It begins "There is something refreshing about the world's largest dialogue on globalization, and it is this: encounters with more than 100,000 people from around the world who believe deeply that 'another world is possible.' This statement, the slogan of the World Social Forum since its inception, is a tacit recognition that the world would be better off pursuing a different path than the present neoliberal trajectory of globalization.... (continue)

Differences Between Farmers and Scientists in the Perception of Soil Erosion: A South African Case Study

Placing women's knowledge of biodiversity and genetic resource management in an international policy context. In the past few years research institutions and development organizations have 'discovered' the relevance of men farmers' indigenous knowledge of genetic resource management and, after some delay, that of women farmers as well. At the same time, attention has been drawn to the global need to conserve biological diversity. This article argues that interest in women's knowledge and in biodiversity should be seen in the wider context of international economic and agricultural policies. (continue)

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