1. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #18 “Participatory methods” in community development initially emerged in the 1970s, and interest in their use has continued to increase among practitioners, especially in recent years.1 Many practitioners agree that this growing acceptance is a good thing, as...
  2. 2017-10-04 This session will look at the “best practices” of learning to learn from others and their experiences. In a world full of “techno-diddies,” as development workers, we often overlook the local knowledge and wisdom source of the very people and communities we are called to serve. How do we “put the...
  3. 2017-10-04 This session will briefly define the process of community development. What are some things we need to consider as we enter, implement, and then exit? How do we ensure community involvement and ownership from beginning to end? Come and share your experiences and learn some fun, practical tools...
  4. 2017-10-03 A common feature of remote villages is a lack of income-generating opportunities that force young people to migrate to the cities for employment. This results in communities dominated by the young and the old, a decline in the social and cultural fabric, and a reduced pride in rural life. Since...
  5. As of January 1, 2018, JAFSCD has become anopen access journal—freely readable by all, worldwide. TheJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development(JAFSCD) is an online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of...
  6. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Dr. Aida Y. Pagtan is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rural Development. She finished her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Baguio Central University. She also received a Master’s degree in Social Work and Community Organization at the University of the Philippines. She...
  7. 2018-04-27 Joel Matthews has often written to us in response to articles in EDN. His comments are always insightful. Now we are glad to share an article by Joel, sharing ways that tools used in cultural anthropology can also be used to facilitate people-centered agricultural development. Joel has worked,...
  8. A group of scientists, farmers and staff from development organizations in Malawi and Tanzania put together an integrated curriculum onagroecology,climate change,nutritionandsocial equity. This training material was written in such a way that rural people with limited education can use it to...
  9. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change. In partnership with the University of Sussex, IDS is ranked first in the world for development studies by the QS University Rankings. We believe passionately that...
  10. 2014-11-20 The weight of literature suggests that improving economic infrastructure can boost economic growth. No country has sustained rapid growth without considerable public investment in infrastructure. However, while investment in infrastructure is a necessary condition for economic growth, it is not,...