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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
Institutions - Public institutions
Rural people's organizations in a liberalized market economy: Recent FAO experience
The aim of the FAO-sponsored applied research effort described in this article is to develop an improved set of guidelines for the financing of sustainable agricultural cooperative development in developing regions, based on actual cooperative experience in this field.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0002.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Capital formation in agricultural cooperatives in developing countries: research issues, findings and policy implications for cooperatives and donors
The research and the conference for which this paper was prepared arise from concerns about cooperative capital formation that have been developed since 1992. The article summarizes research on cooperative capital formation in developing country agricultural cooperatives, based on fieldwork in Guatemala, India and Kenya
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0003.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

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

People - Participation
Perspectives on informal rural finance
According to this paper, it is of vital importance to study the kinds of strategies or coping mechanisms the rural poor employ to deal with their situation, particularly in areas with marginal natural and economic resource bases ("disadvantaged areas"). Strategies with regard to saving, borrowing and insurance deserve special attention, because these mechanisms are crucial elements of survival and... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0015.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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