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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
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
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
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

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Empowering Zambian rural women through Small Farmer Groups
This article takes an in-depth look at the FAO People's Participation Programme project in Zambia, long regarded as its most successful in Africa. According to the article: "The formation of solid groups in which women are actively participating has increased the effectiveness of rural services and development initiatives in the project area. Without their existence, other development programmes ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0005.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Small Farmer Inter-Group Associations in Zambia: the Shishamba East Area Action Committee
This case study concerns the activities of the eight groups which formed themselves into the Shishamba East Area Action Committee in December 1993. It is taken from an FAO study of eight small farmer inter-group associations organized in Sri Lanka and Zambia under the FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP).
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0006.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Small Farmer Inter-Group Associations in Sri Lanka: the Padipanchawa Village Board
This case study concerns the activities of the People's Participation Programme (PPP) in the Galgamuwa Division of Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka. It is taken from an FAO study of eight small farmer inter-group associations organized in Sri Lanka and Zambia under the FAO programme.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0007.htm

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

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