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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 - Public institutions
Case Studies on the Organization and Management of Agricultural Services to Small Farmers in Albania: General Conceptual Framework
This paper reports on case studies conducted in Albania in the area of improving and strengthening rural services for small farmers and other rural operators and their organizations. The research aimed at analysing the current situation, identifying priorities, and formulating conclusions and relevant recommendations.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0004.htm

Institutions - Public institutions
Technical consultation on the evolving role of Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources in sub-Saharan Africa
The purpose of the technical consultation was to analyse the experiences of these countries in institutional restructuring, including those implemented with FAO's support and in the framework of structural adjustment programmes in agriculture, and to draw lessons from these experiences in order to adapt the role and improve the efficiency of Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources and rela... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROre0013.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROre0014.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 - Public institutions
Partners for food security
This article is taken from the FAO document "The role of trade unions, rural workers' organizations, agricultural producers' and farmers' associations, cooperatives, and development/advocacy organizations in contributing to the World Food Summit and its follow-up". It argues that all these organizations have a major stake and role to play in achieving food security and in cooperating with FAO, gov... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROre0005.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/frdirect/ROre0006.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/spdirect/ROre0007.htm

Institutions - Public institutions
FAO/IFAP Consultation for Enhanced Collaboration. Report of the Consultation
The purpose of the Consultation was to explore practical ways and means of both developing more systematic collaboration between the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) and FAO and enhancing the "synergy" between IFAP and FAO programmes in promoting food security, farmers' organizations and people's participation. A summary of the main conclusions and recommendations for foll... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROre0002.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

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