A Virtual Meeting Space to Support Farmers Learning about Natural Resource Management

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  • Published: 11 Dec 2006

  • Author(s): Hochman, Zvi

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This publication reports on the development of an approach for supporting farmers learning about Natural Resource Management (NRM) through participation of farmers and scientists in internet enabled virtual meetings. To achieve this, the project drew on the theory and practice of action science to develop an effective approach for facilitation of internet based interactions involving stakeholders with potentially conflicting views concerning natural resource management.

The project employed situated-simulation for providing farmers, advisers and other stakeholders with opportunities to investigate natural resource management issues with emphasis on discovery learning about the impacts of farming practices on dryland salinity.