PARTICIPATORY
ACTION RESEARCH 
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Small scale farmers in cooperatives, scientists, community facilitators and promotors, and the community Agroecology Network collaborate to learn about viable forms of diversification for climatic change resilience, gender equity, sustainable livelihoods, and food security in Mesoamerica.

PAR project (2017-2019) that seeks to co-create actionable knowledge with a focus on livelihood diversification among smallholder coffee producers in Mexico and Nicaragua

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Our goal is to co-create knowledge towards actions with a focus on diversifying livelihoods among small coffee producers in Mexico and Nicaragua.

Methods

We use a mixed methods approach that allows the use of multiple educational and research tools: surveys, focus groups, interviews, mapping, and workshops.

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PAR

1.) Research tools related to productive diversification and the food system

2.) Coffee Systems: Strengthening the principal activity of the cooperative

3.) Human development and Sustainability

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PAR: Trust and Empowerment

1.) Design

2.) Field Research

3.) Analysis

4.) Share back of results and planning

5.) Action

6.) Reflection

7.) New Questions

8.) Associations