Livestock Researchers learn Social Research in Timor

By Dr Joanne Millar

Livestock researchers and veterinary workers get to grips with social research in West Timor

Course participants, facilitators and farmers in West Timor.

Course participants, facilitators and farmers in West Timor.

‘Learning by doing’ is the catch cry term often applied to farmer learning- but it also the best way for research and extension staff to learn social research methods so they can improve their work with farmers. An enthusiastic group of 28 livestock researchers and veterinary practitioners from West Timor in Indonesia participated in a four day ‘learning by doing’ training course from 12-15 October 2015 in Kupan.  The course was facilitated by social scientists, Dr Joanne Millar from Charles Sturt University, NSW and Dr Muktasam Abdurrahman from Mataram University, Indonesia.

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