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Non-Governmental Organizations and the State in Africa : Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development - Kate Wellard

Non-Governmental Organizations and the State in Africa

Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development

By: Kate Wellard (Editor), James G. Copestake (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1993
ISBN: 9780415088503
Number Of Pages: 364

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This book presents twenty specially commissioned case studies of farmer participatory approaches to agricultural innovation initiated by non-governmental organizations in Africa. Beginning with a broad review of institutional activity at the grassroots level, the authors set the case material within the context of NGO relations with the state and their contribution to democratization and the consolidation of rural civil society.
The book raises specific questions about how useful NGOs can be in promoting technological innovation and addressing constraints to change in present agriculture, how effective they are at strengthening grassroots organizations, and how donor pressures influence NGOs and their links to the state.

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"'This is the first major study of its kind, a landmark in our understanding of new institutional potential in agricultural development. Its conclusions deserve to be studied by all who are concerned with agricultural development in the South, whether as policy makers, researchers, practitioners or teachers.." -Robert Chambers "Nowhere is the participatory approach to agricultural research more urgently needed than in Africa. These case studies should be read by everyone with a long-term interest in the welfare of rural Africa because they show that, although there is a long way to go, the enthusiasm and commitment are already in place to enable NGOs to meet this vital challenge." -Paul Richards, Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Abbreviations and glossary
Introductionp. 1
Zimbabwe: Country overviewp. 15
Government experience of collaboration with NGOs in agricultural research and extensionp. 26
Forestry commission links with NGOs in rural afforestationp. 38
Silveira House: Promoting the use of hybrid seed (1968-83)p. 50
ENDA-Zimbabwe and community researchp. 67
The Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress and grassroots developmentp. 77
Kenya: Country overviewp. 87
Agricultural activities of government and NGOs in Siaya Districtp. 100
NGO involvement in agricultural activities in Machakos Districtp. 111
Development of participatory approaches for promoting agroforestry: Collaboration between the Mazingira Institute, ICRAF, CARE-Kenya, KEFRI and the Forestry Department (1980-91)p. 118
Government experiences of collaboration with NGOs in rural afforestationp. 136
Kenya Energy and Environment Organisation (1981-90)p. 145
Zambia: Country overviewp. 161
The contribution to agricultural technology development of the Gwembe Valley Agricultural Mission (1985-90)p. 174
Ghana: Country overviewp. 183
The Association of Church Development Projects (ACDEP) in Northern Ghanap. 195
Langbensi Agricultural Station: Experiences of agricultural researchp. 202
The Gambia: Country overviewp. 213
Case study of the Farmer Innovation and Technology Testing Programme in The Gambiap. 225
Catholic Relief Services in The Gambia: Evolution from agricultural research to community-based experimentationp. 239
Senegal: Country overviewp. 253
Rodale Institute/Rodale International/CRAR Senegalp. 264
The Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA) and the Fatick Region Farmers' Association (ARAF)p. 270
Conclusionsp. 283
Bibliographyp. 304
Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780415088503
ISBN-10: 041508850X
Series: Non-Governmental Organizations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 2nd September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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