A hand drawn picture of livestock by farmers in Turkmenistan

Rural People Document their Knowledge and Innovations

In this article, Chris Lunch (Co-Founder & Co-Director) of InsightShare describes a project carried out in Turkmenistan to illustrate how Participatory Videos about farmer innovation and experimentation can help to bring farmers’ own voices and images to the attention of policymakers in agricultural research and development (ARD).

‘Indigenous knowledge and local initiatives are usually documented and disseminated by outsiders, who make their own interpretations in the process. Participatory Video provides an opportunity for rural people to document their own knowledge and experiences and to express their wants and hopes from their own perspectives.’

Rural People Document their Knowledge and Innovations
By Chris Lunch
Published by IK Notes
2004

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