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Tools, methods and manuals
Facilitation -- the art of making your meetings and workshops purposeful and time-efficient
This handbook for facilitators: Simple, down-to-earth, full of relish. The authors have succeeded in packing something as situational as facilitation into a practical, creative and concise book. Each page is a rich source of stimulus, ideas, background knowledge, examples, experiences, and detailed instructions. A book by practitioners for practitioners that is equally useful as an introduction to the task of facilitation and as a work of reference for the continuous enhancement of your facilitation skills.
Vademecum - a handy guide for consultants on the road, in farmhouses far-off and in meetings
This guide provides many practical concepts and tools for situations in which you have to efficiently achieve results together with a group of people, and serves as an aide-mémoire that helps you identify an adequate procedure for the process challenges that you and your group faces.
Finding New Things and Ways that Work - A Manual for Introducing Participatory Innovation Development (PID)
This manual contains a collection of training modules for initiating Participatory Innovation Development (PID) activities. It builds on the pragmatic PID understanding of AGRIDEA, and is mainly based on the experiences we gained, and modules used, during PID introduction workshops with different partners in different programmes and countries.
Managing Innovations - Set your Course for Success
This flyer presents an instrument for managing innovation processes in organisations in an effective way. It consists of eight elements that together help in developing ideas into innovations and keeping the balance between creative chaos and productive structures. It is based on strategies and models that have proved useful in our practice.
Agricultural Extension - Guidelines for Extension Workers in Rural Areas
This handbook provides methodological and conceptual guidance to rural advisers and extension workers to enable them to provide effective services to rural producers. It provides theoretical background as well as a broad range of practical tools for assessing service needs and for developing satisfactory solutions together with their clients.
Though the book is more than 15 years old, its contents will still be highly relevant for field practitioners.
Ecological Infrastructures - Idea Book on Functional Biodiversity at the Farm Level
This idea book focuses on the establishment, maintenace and improvement of ecological infrastructures to enhance the diversity,the densitiy and the efficiency of natural enemies of agricultural pests. Habitat management is an attractive ans sustainable component of biological pest control. The bilingual book (English/German) with many colour illustrations addresses farmers, farm advisers, students and teachers interested in environmentally friendly and sustainable agriculture. The book covers aspects of the temperate zones of Europe. However, the data can also find applications in other climatic regions.