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Institutions - Social capital
Cooperatives in the context of globalization and liberalization
This article provides a review of the social considerations, legal situation and economic opportunities for cooperatives in the context of globalization and liberalization, and discusses the roles of all parties involved, including donors and governments.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0001.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Institutions - Public institutions
Rural people's organizations in a liberalized market economy: Recent FAO experience
The aim of the FAO-sponsored applied research effort described in this article is to develop an improved set of guidelines for the financing of sustainable agricultural cooperative development in developing regions, based on actual cooperative experience in this field.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0002.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Capital formation in agricultural cooperatives in developing countries: research issues, findings and policy implications for cooperatives and donors
The research and the conference for which this paper was prepared arise from concerns about cooperative capital formation that have been developed since 1992. The article summarizes research on cooperative capital formation in developing country agricultural cooperatives, based on fieldwork in Guatemala, India and Kenya
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0003.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Cooperatives in the New Environments: Role of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies in South Asia
The objective of the study presented in this article is to analyse the role, duties and functions of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies in selected South Asian countries in a comparative perspective and in the light of recent developments; and, on the basis of such an analysis, suggest appropriate modifications in the role, functions and responsibilities of the office of the Registrar of Coop... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROre0010.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

Institutions - Social capital
Cooperatives of Rural Credit in Río Grande do Sul (Brazil): reorganization and development
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/spdirect/ROre0008.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Participation in practice: Lessons from the FAO People's Participation Programme
Rural development efforts have failed to deliver on their promises. One evaluation found that half of rural development projects funded by the World Bank in Africa were outright failures. A review of assistance to agricultural cooperatives reported similar results. A study by the International Labour Organisation of "poverty-oriented" projects worldwide showed that the poorest were excluded from a... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0044.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
Mahasahana: A participatory extension network in Sri Lanka
This article presents Mahasahana, a network of small self-help groups created in 1985 by a joint project of FAO and Sri Lanka's Ministry of Agricultural Development and Research (MADR). Since the project's termination, Mahasahana has continued as a non-governmental organization embracing more than 2 000 farmers organized in 225 groups and linked through 23 village unions and two district federat... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0004.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPanF004.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPanS004.htm

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