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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

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

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Small Farmer Inter-group Associations in Sri Lanka: Peddagama Village Board
This case study focuses on a small farmer inter-group association made up of predominantly landless farmers and rural workers, which decided to convert itself into an officially sponsored Farmers' Organization (FO) in order to gain additional advantages. Did the advantages of the change outweigh the costs? This article is taken from an FAO study of eight small farmer inter-group associations orga... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0008.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Common problems in small group decision making
A group promoter (GP) who learns to recognize and address the common problems associated with small group decision making can help groups improve their decision making process and become successful, self-reliant bodies. This article was prepared for inclusion in the popular FAO field manual
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0009.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

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