Sumary of Community-based action breeds success:
- THE Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)-funded Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) has produced good results, particularly among stakeholders in Lamut in Ifugao, San Fernando in Camarines Sur and San Luis in Batangas.
- A recent forum jointly organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and the DA-BAR narrated successful and motivating stories that were outcomes of CPAR projects.
- ” Ancog said CPAR also endorses the demonstration of improved farming systems and fishing technologies and practices fitting the needs and requirements of a particular micro agro-climatic environment within a given municipality or province.
- He also noted that CPAR’s collaborative approach in research equitably involves all possible partners in the process and recognizes the unique strengths that each entity brings.
- The forum was attended by 215 participants comprising farmer and fisher partners involved in the CPAR program as well as DA-BAR project researchers and implementers.