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People - Participation
Monitoring and evaluating stakeholder participation in agriculture and rural development projects: a literature review
This article reviews 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 sustainability. An annotated... 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

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 - 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
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
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

People - Participation
Why People's Participation?
According to this article, the lesson is clear: "Unless the rural poor are given the means to participate fully in development, they will continue to be excluded from its benefits". This realization is provoking new interest in an alternative rural development strategy, that of people's participation through organizations controlled and financed by the poor. The article is based on Chapter 1 of "P... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0001.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
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
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

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