Laura German, Jeremias Mowo, Tilahun Amede and Kenneth Masuki (eds): Integrated natural resource management in the highlands of Eastern Africa: from concept to practice
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Methodological innovation lay at the heart of the African Highlands Initiative (AHI), an ecoregional research programme that started in 1995 in the densely settled highlands of eastern Africa. AHI sought to develop approaches for participatory “integrated natural resource management” (INRM) at pilot sites, to learn from these experiences through cross-site analysis, and to disseminate and institutionalise the approaches. The book Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Highlands of Eastern Africa documents more than a decade of this work. The chapters are written by AHI team members and partners, who reflect on how they did the research and what they learned in the process.
Chapter 1 provides an overview of INRM, defines the key concepts at its core and outlines AHI’s history and methodological framework. Chapter 2 describes farm-level work on intensification and diversification of smallholder farming. Chapters 3 and 4 document and assess AHI’s experiences with approaches to...