At the field level, PRRM has evolved a sustainable area development strategy on the scale of what it calls a sustainable rural district, or SRD. The concept of PRRM’s SRD assumes a certain scale of sustainability in demonstrating a community-centered area develop- ment model. Intervention in small, isolated villages becomes futile when the policy and institutional set-ups affecting development (e.g., trading and marketing systems) transcend the level of the village.
The identification and selection of a potential SRD is based on a set of ecological, economic, demographic and socio-political criteria. The SRD can be described as a habitat of at least two contiguous ecosystems, with at least one major market center serving a cluster of 5-12 towns, and a population of 200,000-450,000.
PRRM has implemented the following sustainable area development programs:
PRRM Areas of Operation
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