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- Strategies for out-scaling participatory research approaches for sustaining agricultural research impacts
The popularity of participatory research approaches is largely driven by the expected benefits from bridging the gap between formal agricultural science institutions and local farm communities, making agricultural research more relevant and effective. The ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- How can the poor benefit from private investment in agricultural research? A case study from Bolivia
This article evaluates potential mechanisms for facilitating increased private sector engagement in agricultural research for development and technology transfer (ARDTT), with particular emphasis on Bolivia. It reviews the mixed results of efforts, in dev ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:50
- The International People's Health Council
A conference of health-rights activists was held in Nicaragua in 1991, the theme of which was `Health Care in Societies in Transition'. The participants, in response to concerns that health care is being eroded by the widening gap between rich and poor, d ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- La Via Campesina at the crossroads
The Peasant Road, or La Via Campesina (LVC) as it is officially named, is being improved. It started at the initiative of a number of farmers' organizations during the 1992 Second Congress of the Nicaraguan Farmers' Union, UNAG. In the face of structural ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- The community re-integration of Romanian orphanage graduates
In 1994, the authors conducted research in the Iasi district of Romania, and present here findings about institutionalised children's aspirations, education, level of family contact and their assessment of the problems they face. The research provides som ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Ambivalent messages: organisational purposes of NGOs and images of the South
The author considers how Northern NGOs present the South, in order to recruit volunteers and fundraise. Negative and positive images have been used to illicit feelings of pity and self-satisfaction respectively. Here, the author describes the effects of u ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- Lessons from action-research partnerships
This article looks at lessons that emerge from one specific approach to bridging activism and scholarship – the collaborative research partnership between scholars and activists. What these lessons share is a focus on recognising difference in order to br ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Spirituality: a development taboo
Spirituality is central to many of the daily decisions people in the 'South' make about their own and their community' s development, including that of whether or not to participate in risky but potentially beneficial social action. Despite its importance ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Capacity building: shifting the paradigms of practice
The concept of capacity building is elusive, and our current approaches are doomed to failure, not because we lack adequate models, but because these approaches are in themselves inadequate. This article attempts to outline some of the fundamental shifts ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Counting the cost of HIV and AIDS to civil-society organisations
HIV threatens the survival of many civil-society organisations (CSOs) in Africa. While we know the range of potential costs to such groups, we lack a detailed picture of the extent of the impact. This article highlights important findings from exploratory ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:36