A Handbook on Transdisciplinary Approaches to Agrobiodiversity Research
This book presents theoretical backgrounds, methods and practical approaches for addressing the urgent issue of agrobiodiversity loss in transdisciplinary research projects.
In short, transdisciplinary research aims at finding solutions for ‘real world’ problems that are perceived important by society, and does so by actively involving non-academic stakeholders and practitioners into the research process. It puts emphasis on integrating knowledge and skills of stakeholders operating at different levels, and on negotiation processes concerning values, goals and outcomes of the research, while also building on collaborative learning and practical action.
The handbook focuses on the process of generating transformation knowledge towards sustainable and equitable agrobiodiversity management and use, and aims to inspire change – in research, institutions and in the field. Written from a science perspective, it targets an audience of scientists in international and national institutions working in the area of agrobiodiversity research and teaching, as well as students and development practitioners involved in transdisciplinary research projects.
Anja Christinck, Martina Padmanabhan
2013; 256pp.; 16,5 x 24 cm; hardbound
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