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People - Gender and development
Women Feed the World - Slideshow
Slideshow of women around the world feeding the world.
English: http://www.fao.org/Gender/multimed/slidesho/Default.htm

People - Gender and development
Rural women and information - High Level Consultation - Links to related documents
The High-Level Consultation on Rural Women and Information, organized by FAO at its Rome Headquarters on 4-6 October 1999, aimed to discuss ways of better informing decision-makers, media and the public at large on the essential role of rural women in agricultural development and their contribution to food security. This site provides links to the Proceedings of the conference (Final Report, Str... more
English: http://www.fao.org/Gender/highlcon/DEFAULT.HTM
French: http://www.fao.org/Gender/highlcon/debut.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/Gender/highlcon/Inicio.htm
Arabic: http://www1.fao.org/ar-cp/gender/highlcon/default.htm

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

People - Population
Environment - Conventions & agreements
Potential impacts of sea-level rise on population and agriculture
This Special addresses issues related to the potential impacts of sea level rise on the world's coastal populations and agriculture. It is a global study mostly based on national data. The paper stresses that both the impacted system (population and coastal agriculture) and the extreme physical factors have their own dynamics, and that those dynamics are not independent. Some thought is given to t... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0045.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
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
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

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