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Institutions - Social capital
Financing Economic Self-reliance and Member Participation in Farmer Organizations in Kenya
This paper focuses on the problem of mobilizing increased member capital within farmer co-operatives in Africa -with particular reference to Kenya's co-operative dairy and coffee sectors- and provides some observations regarding the strengths and weaknesses of various instruments for doing this within the Kenya context.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/ROdirect/ROan0017.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Challenges before cooperatives in South Asia - Building a comparative advantage
Cooperatives are currently facing a number of crises: crisis of capital, crisis of ideology, crisis of credibility and crisis of management. The question that the article intends to answer is: why cooperatives? This article was extracted from the study, "Cooperatives in the new environments: Role of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)", ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0013.htm

Institutions - Social capital
The gender dimension in rural cooperatives
From a paper commissioned by FAO for the Centennial Meeting of the International Cooperative Alliance, Manchester, UK, September, 1995.The article address the questions why is female participation so low in cooperatives, especially in rural cooperatives, and how cooperatives can help women's integration by paying attention to their basic and strategic needs
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0008.htm

Institutions - Public institutions
Sustainable Rural Development in Western Africa: The Naam Movement and the Six 'S'
The Naam Movement and the Six 'S' suggest many essential elements for development. Their success clearly articulates the significance of 'development from within' approaches, not from the outside. Their success also lies in starting from 'tradition', in people's participation with decentralized organization, and in fully utilizing local resources and endowments, which are also ingredients of 'd... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0006.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Toward a new cooperative system in Viet Nam
The development of a genuine co-operative network is a long-term process. It requires a continuous participatory dialogue within the co-operative and group movement and with external agencies, that may provide assistance supplementary to internally mobilised resources.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0005.htm

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 - 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

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