Developing an adaptive management approach for small holder innovation


K.M. Moore; T.A. Dillaha

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SANREM CRSP, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Blacksburg, VA


The objectives of this presentation is to promote the development of a book to help development agents in developing (and developed) countries to better understand what is involved in the management of complex adaptive systems. The problem relates to linked rural poverty and environmental sustainability, though this can be solved through adaptive management for small holder innovation by providing development agents with knowledge and understanding to assist small holder innovation for adaptive management of complex adaptive systems (CAS). The objectives is to encourage policy makers and donors to support local innovation and adaptive management.

The Adaptive Management Action Principles are: – Support partnership building among all stakeholders around a mutually agreed agenda for action.

– Balance biophysical and social components in the design of adaptive management programs for complex adaptive systems.

– Use triangulation to validate the diverse sources and forms of knowledge and learning generated by the iterative process.

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Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, 10-13 August 2006

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