Sustainable Integrated Area development (SIAD) uses Appreciative Inquiry as an effective tool in conducting participatory activities in the community. Having revisited the outputs of the field researchers on the working models (Organic Farmers and other Stakeholders), and the room for the improvement of the outputs, it was then decided that the team will undergo an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) workshop. The workshop was facilitated by SIAD team last October 17, 2019.
During the workshop, the team was able to learned and realized that to have this tool, it will be used to extract a desired outcome from the interview. The workshop also brought optimism among the participants and confidence that what ESSA council requires and expect shall be delivered as expected. The team especially the field researchers recognized that by using a positive approach, a positive result will be delivered.
The workshop even more appreciated with the word of wisdom imparted by the ESSA council chairperson. According to her, the interviewee will be very much willing to be interviewed and will undoubtedly share their stories if we (the researcher) will lay down to them the purpose of the interview which is to inspire others to practice organic farming.
Reinforced by the case conference happened between the researcher and the ESSA council, a healthy discussion provided a clear direction on the research output. The conference even ended with a precise agreement what shall be delivered towards our goal in a advancing Organic 4.0.