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> Buenos dias,
> I'm looking for possible contacts with NGOs, other official
> and non-official institutions, and people working or supporting
> research in sustainable agriculture and conservation in developing
> I work with the Institute of Environmental Studies for
> Development (IDEADE) in Colombia where we have been developing
> projects based on two main backbones, one the participatory
> research methodology (or Rapid Rural Appraisal) where the rural
> communities are integrated in the whole research process, and the
> other a multidisciplinary team of people using field work and GIS
> (Geographic Information Systems) for the diagnostic and analysis of
> the environmental and problems.
> Some projects have been started in important ecosystem regions
> where rural poverty is dominant, initially funded by the University
> and small government resources. However, financial resources and
> support in general are now needed to continue further stages of
> such projects or initiate others, given the high compromise with
> the communities we have been working with.
> We would like to hear from similar experiences and from
> institutions that support community-based research and action
> projects, possible sources of funding or other type of support.
> I have with me detailed information on the activities and
> objectives of the IDEADE that I can e-mail, and also information on
> the projects mentioned. I'd like to share and discuss these and
> hear your comments about possible contacts we could make
> internationally to continue this process.
> Thanks in advance,
> Juan Camilo Cardenas
> Instituto de Estudios Ambientales para el Desarrollo IDEADE
> Universidad Javeriana
> Santa Fe de Bogota - Colombia
> In USA:
> Environmental and Resource Economics Dept.
> University of Massachusetts / Amherst
> e-mail: CARDENAS@RESECON.UMASS.EDU