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Institutions - Social capital
Rural household income strategies and interactions with the local institutional environment: a methodological framework
This article reports on a research programme on rural household income strategies and interactions with the local institutional environment. Its focus on both the household and local institutions explores the income strategies of rural households and the manifold ways in which households - and members of the household - are linked to different institutional settings. The purpose of this pilot proj... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/ROdirect/ROan0021.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Institutions and organising practices: Conceptual discussion
This document presents a discussion of the ways in which institutions are defined in different debates on development issues. It argues that the study of institutions should be combined with the study of organising practices based on recent anthropological insights.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/ROdirect/ROan0020.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Pastoral Livestock Development in Central Asia
According to this paper: "Economic restructuring has led to a fall in the living standards of herding families. The sudden end of state subsidies, the gradual disintegration of state and collective farms, and continuing production declines have worsened the conditions of the population - especially that of the vulnerable groups - and poverty and unemployment have become acute social problems."
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0009.htm

Institutions - Social capital
SD Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations
This article provides an outline of a recent paper whose focus was on cooperation between FAO's Sustainable Development Department and civil society organizations (CSOs).
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROre0009.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Small Farmer Group Associations: Bringing the poor together
The FAO e-mail conference on Small Farmer Group Associations (SFGAs) was held between 24 September and 11 November 1998. Its aim was to stimulate discussion on the rationale for and modalities of forming such associations and to identify the factors contributing to or hindering their successful establishment and sustainability. An introduction to the conference, as well as the proceedings and all ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPfo0001.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Organizing for extension: FAO experiences in small farmer group development
According to this article: "While all FAO participatory projects aim to link small farmers more effectively with development support services, only three - in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Zambia - have been directly implemented by agricultural extension agencies. Interestingly, these three seem to have been the most successful." It has been extracted from "Ceres" magazine, 145: 26 (1).
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0003.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPanF003.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPanS003.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Empowering Zambian rural women through Small Farmer Groups
This article takes an in-depth look at the FAO People's Participation Programme project in Zambia, long regarded as its most successful in Africa. According to the article: "The formation of solid groups in which women are actively participating has increased the effectiveness of rural services and development initiatives in the project area. Without their existence, other development programmes ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0005.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Small Farmer Inter-Group Associations in Zambia: the Shishamba East Area Action Committee
This case study concerns the activities of the eight groups which formed themselves into the Shishamba East Area Action Committee in December 1993. It is taken from an FAO study of eight small farmer inter-group associations organized in Sri Lanka and Zambia under the FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP).
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0006.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Small Farmer Inter-Group Associations in Sri Lanka: the Padipanchawa Village Board
This case study concerns the activities of the People's Participation Programme (PPP) in the Galgamuwa Division of Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka. It is taken from an FAO study of eight small farmer inter-group associations organized in Sri Lanka and Zambia under the FAO programme.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0007.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Small Farmer Inter-group Associations in Sri Lanka: Peddagama Village Board
This case study focuses on a small farmer inter-group association made up of predominantly landless farmers and rural workers, which decided to convert itself into an officially sponsored Farmers' Organization (FO) in order to gain additional advantages. Did the advantages of the change outweigh the costs? This article is taken from an FAO study of eight small farmer inter-group associations orga... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0008.htm

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