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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
Plan of Action for People's Participation in Rural Development
The Plan of Action for People's Participation in Rural Development approved at the Twenty-sixth Session of the FAO Conference is presented here.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0001.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0002.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0003.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

People - Participation
Monitoring and evaluating stakeholder participation in agriculture and rural development projects: a literature review
The article provides a critical review of the current literature on the subject and also highlights three key methodological issues to be addressed: how to assess the degree and quality of participation; how to measure the costs and benefits of participation to the stakeholders involved; and how to assess the impact of that participation on desired project outputs, project performance and sustaina... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0074.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0074.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0074.htm

People - Participation
An inter-agency initiative to better understand Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA) and their usefulness for our work
An inter-agency (FAO, WFP, IFAD, UNDP, DFID) initiative on "Operationalizing Participatory Ways of Applying Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA)" was launched in the fall of 1999. The core message of SL approaches is that the livelihoods of poor people must be at the centre of any strategy for poverty reduction. This paper discusses SL approaches and rural development and provides an overview... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0069.htm

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