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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

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Common problems in small group decision making
A group promoter (GP) who learns to recognize and address the common problems associated with small group decision making can help groups improve their decision making process and become successful, self-reliant bodies. This article was prepared for inclusion in the popular FAO field manual
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0009.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Financing for small farmer groups
Accumulation and reinvestment of wealth are driving forces behind economic development. Yet, in most developing countries, the rural poor have little, if any, access to institutional finance. The FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP) has developed a set of financial strategies designed to improve the rural poor's access to essential financial services and promote their financial self-relianc... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0010.htm

Institutions - Social capital
The dynamics of conserving movable property in Western Province, Zambia
This paper aims to stimulate policy and scientific discussion on savings options and decisions of rural people in Africa and what might be considered the various social-spatial, ecological, economic and cultural determinants and dimensions of such options and decisions. It is based on a one-month field research visit to Western Province in the period March-April 1997.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0013.htm

People - Participation
FAO People's Participation Programme
This paper presents in detail the FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP). The programme has demonstrated that participation is possible when the poor form small self-help groups that allow them to pool resources in pursuit of their own objectives. PPP projects have been implemented in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with over 13 000 active participants and some 80 000 benefici... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0004.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0005.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0006.htm

People - Participation
The group enterprise book
This book shows in simple illustrated steps how small enterprises can be developed and run by small groups in rural communities using a participative approach. It is intended for use by Group Promoters (or GPs), extension workers and other rural development staff to help existing groups to set up and run their enterprises. The publication is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0018.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0018.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0018.htm

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