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Joint Production of Scientific and Local Knowledge: From Local Observation to Scientific Product of Rainfall

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Prahara, Hestu; Kristiyanto
Conference: Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
Location: Hyderabad, India
Conf. Date: January 10-14
Date: 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7122
Sector: Social Organization
Theory
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): agroecology
measurement
Abstract: "A group of farmers in Wareng IV, Wonosari, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta were trained in a Climate Field School in the dry season of 2007 at the time when the API research team was carrying out their observation there. A full-cycle of CFS was introduced though there were no rains in the last two months of the training. However, no follow-up activities facilitated by the state in the post-CFS planting season. Farmers’ learning process was continued after received rain- gauge from agro-meteorologist By the guidance of agro-meteorologist expert and facilitation of API research team, farmers creating their own weather information by carrying out rainfall measurement and agro-ecosystem observation and analysis."

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