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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 - 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
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

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

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

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