1. This study aims to understand the effect increased vegetable production has on the ruralpopulation beyond the direct farm level. The objectives of this project are to analyze the impact of vegetable commercialization and agribusiness developmnt on off-farm emplyment opportunities and wages,...
  2. This document is intedded for aquaculture development specialists, aquaculture project managers, and officials and specialists involved in the planning and management of aquaculture activities. It is intended to provide an introduction to Rapid Rual Appraisal and Participatory Rural Appraisal for...
  3. Successful agricultural development projects usually involve farmers as an essential step in the process. This planning guide is intended for all who are concerned with irrigation development. This guide suggests the needs and benefits of involving farmers, gives principles and guidelines for...
  4. 1996-01-01 This workbook provides an understanding of the concept of systematization, methods to plan for, follow-up, evaluate and improve processes and results of development projects, some useful tools for conducting the systematization process.
  5. Questioning the dominant approaches taken by many professionals concerned with rural development the theme of this book is that "we" - the professionals - are much of the problem. New frontiers could be opened by reversing many ideas and practices.
  6. This book is written for those persons who are presently engaged in rural development activities whether at the community organization level or at the policy level. My first goal is to clarify the link between rural developments, social structures, and peasant mobilization. My second goal is to...
  7. 2013-10-20 This article challenges the long-held assumption that smallholder farmers are risk averse and delay land preparation and planting until they are assured of adequate rainfall, and that they inefficiently used the natural resources available to them. The author proposes that farming operations are...
  8. 2014-01-01 https://www.echocommunity.org/resources/71356f86-d90a-4032-9775-681c581fa715What if you are working in a community when disaster strikes it? What steps toward recovery can you take in such a situation? And what actions can be taken beforehand to minimize the damage from a large-scale,...
  9. 2014-04-20 There is no doubt in my mind that West African farmers want development if that means, among other things, more productive farming. Of course they would rather harvest seven than three sacks of sorghum per hectare. If that is so, why do so many choose not to engage in development projects that...
  10. 1992-06-19 Courses for water, engineering and development offered through Loughborough University in the UK.