This article explores the potential presented by quantitative participatory methods (QPMs) and approaches for agricultural monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment.
Pioneering examples indicate that QPMs can be ‘win-win’, with gains to farmers through their own analysis, action and voice, and to scientists and other non-farming professionals through the accuracy, relevance, scope and timeliness of the information and insights they generate. To realise their potential requires professional, academic, institutional and personal commitment and change.
This article comes from the IDS Bulletin 41.6 (2010) A Revolution Whose Time Has Come? The Win Win of Quantitative Participatory Approaches and Methods