Download Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and the Food by William McLeod Rivera PDF

By William McLeod Rivera

Show description

Read Online or Download Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and the Food Security Challenge PDF

Best development books

Automating Systems Development

1 creation those court cases are the results of a convention on Automating structures improvement held at Leicester Polytechnic, England on 14 to sixteen April 1987. The convention was once attended via over a hundred and seventy delegates from and academia and it represents a complete evaluation of the state-of-the-art of using the pc established instruments for the research, layout and building of data platforms (IS).

Patterns of Growth and Development in Cattle: A Seminar in the EEC Programme of Coordination of Research on Beef Production held at Ghent, October 11-13, 1977

This book comprises the lawsuits of a seminar held in Ghent, Belgium on October 11th-13th 1977, lower than the auspices of the fee of the eu groups, as a part of the EEC programme of co-ordination of analysis on red meat construction. The seminar was once initiated by means of the medical operating staff on 'Carcass and Meat caliber' and attracted the curiosity of the operating teams on 'Genetics and choice' and on 'Nutrition and Management'.

Agrarian structures and agrarian reform: Exercises in development theory and policy

This learn is an try and give a contribution to our knowing of 1 of an important reforms at present encouraged by way of improvement economists to lessen rural poverty in constructing international locations: land reform. Dr. Cohen has dependent his research on versions during which 3 social teams are performing: those, for brevity's sake, are referred to as land­ lords, peasants and the teams who include the non-agricultural quarter.

Extra resources for Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and the Food Security Challenge

Example text

Weak leadership tends to create dependency (McKone 1990; Wollenberg et al. 2002). A related challenge is to help poor farmers gain access to capital either through savings or credit for agricultural production or through micro-enterprise development, whether agricultural (Steele 2003) or non-agricultural. This is especially true for women's organizations. New credit arrangements and financial mechanisms are needed to assist people who live below the poverty line. Farmers' groups and farmer organizations provide an important channel for dialogue with service providers.

Food insecurity can be transitory 32 FOOD SECURITY (when it occurs in times of crisis), seasonal or chronic (when it occurs on a continuing basis). Most often, food insecurity is owing unequal distribution… to regions, countries, households and individuals. Indeed worldwide there is currently plenty of food – too much sometimes – but the poor are still food insecure. Other factors relate to the different elements of food security already mentioned: unavailability of food because of drought, flood, crop failure or other disasters; lack of access to food owing inadequate purchasing power; and poor utilization of food because of poor health, poor sewage, or debilitating disease such as AIDS.

Governments with the assistance of international organizations are beginning to promote various decentralized programmes, including subsidiarity–providing communities and rural producer organizations with the potential to develop their own programmes for local development. An interesting approach to local development is the World Bank's promotion of projects that empower rural people via communitydriven development (CDD)14, encouraging communities toward self-determination. These CDD projects assist communities in the formulation of proposals that are then reviewed and if accepted, then funded.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 27 votes