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December 2004

Announcement of a new publication

People-centred approaches: A brief literature review and comparison of types

Livelihood Support Programme Working Paper Number 5

by D. Cleary
Consultant
Rural Institutions and Participation Service
FAO Rural Development Division


This report aims to give a concise overview of some people-centred approaches to rural development that are being used, or have been used, in different areas of the world. The approaches covered here are the sustainable livelihoods approach, as is being developed by the UKs Department for International Development (DfID); the land management approach (gestion de terroirs); the farming systems approach; and some approaches that have been emerging from Latin America, and in particular territorial planning approach (ordenamiento territorial). This review can be seen as simply a general overview of some existing literature on the different approaches and lessons that have been learned from them.

(Also available in Spanish)




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