Participatory methods to understand decision-making processes of Filipino rice farmers in the face of climate change​

Presented by Jaime A. Manalo IV

Hosted by the Centre for Communication and Social Change

Date: Friday 12 April, 2019
Time: 12:00noon-1:00pm
Location: Room 208, Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 

Abstract:

Globally, millions of rice farmers rely heavily on rice farming for their livelihood, and rice serves as the staple food of more than half of the world’s population.  With the rice sector being amongst the most vulnerable sectors to the impacts of climate change, understanding how decisions relating to adaptation to climate change-related drought are made by rice farmers is crucial.  This presentation focuses on fieldwork conducted in two drought-prone rice-producing municipalities in the Philippines from July 2018 to February 2019.  It will focus on methods employed during data collection and in particular the ways in which Systemic Thinking was used as a dominant approach.  During the field work a range of methods were used including in-depth interviews, 'windshield' survey, and focus group discussion (FGD) which included participatory research techniques including multi-causal mapping, resource mapping, rich pictures, and historical timeline.  The presentation will include information on how these methods were used as well as several reflections in collecting data with and from rice farmers.

 

Presenter:

Jaime Albarillo Manalo IV is a PhD candidate with the Centre for Communication and Social Change.  He is affiliated with the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the Philippines' lead agency for rice research and development, as a Senior Science Research Specialist. In 2014-2015, he served as Head of the Development Communication Division of PhilRice, which is tasked to communicate various rice farming technologies to farmers. He has more than a decade of experience in working with Filipino rice farmers. He has done various communication for development studies in rice such as on information and communications technology for development, youth and agriculture, and climate change adaptation.

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Unless otherwise advertised, the seminars occur on a Friday afternoon from 3-4 pm in the Digital Learning Space (Room 224) in the Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37).

Semester 1, 2019 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 26 July
3-4pm

Book Launch / Research Celebration

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Friday, 2 August
3-4pm

Who Owns Your Face? Personal Identity Rights in the Era of Augmented Reality and Facial Recognition Technology

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
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Gordon Finlayson

Friday, 9 August
3-5pm

 

CommArts Postgraduate Society Launch/ new HDR student welcome

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Friday, 16 August
3-5 pm

CommArts Postgraduate Society Panel: “How to Write a Journal Article and Target the Right Journals”

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Friday, 23 August
12noon-1:00pm

TBA

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Jennifer Clement

Friday, 6 September
3-4pm

BlackWords: Directions and its Role in Reconciliation

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
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Kerry Kilner and Emily McConochie

Friday, 11 October
3-4pm

Selfies, Affordances, and Situational Properties

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Katrin Tiidenberg

Friday, 18 October
3-4pm

Enacting a Sense of Home Among Older Chinese Migrants in Australia

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

A/Prof Shuang Liu

Friday, 25 October
3-4pm

TBA

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Andrea Bubenik

 

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Room: 
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