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Non-Governmental Organizations and the State in Asia : Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development - John Farrington

Non-Governmental Organizations and the State in Asia

Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development

By: John Farrington (Editor), David J. Lewis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1993
ISBN: 9780415088480
Number Of Pages: 404

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This presents twenty specially commissioned case studies of farmer participatory approaches to agricultural innovation initiated by NGOs in Asia. Beginning with a broad review of institutional activity at the grassroots, the authors set the case material within the context of NGO relations with the State and their contribution to democratisation and the consolidation of rural civil society. Specific questions are raised: how good/bad are NGOs at promoting technological innovation and addressing constraints to change in present agriculture?; how effective are NGOs at strengthening grassroots organizations? and how do/will donor pressures influence NGOs and their links to the State? This title is part of a series on Non-Governmental Organizations co-ordinated by the Overseas Development Institute. To complete this comprehensive review and critique there are two other regional case study volumes on Africa and Latin America and an overview volume, Reluctant Partners?

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Notes on contributors
List of abbreviations
Backgroundp. 3
Objectives of the studyp. 9
Study methodologyp. 13
The search for a conceptual frameworkp. 16
Definitionsp. 19
Structure of the bookp. 25
The Political Economy of State-NGO Relations
The diversity of the political and economic contextsp. 29
Government and NGO comparative advantages: illustrations and lessonsp. 35
NGO-Government Interaction in Bangladesh
Overviewp. 47
Proshika's livestock and social forestry programmesp. 59
The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Collaborative trials, soybean research and securing the adoption of appropriate varietiesp. 66
Friends in Village Development, Bangladesh (FIVDB): Improved duck-rearing practicesp. 74
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC): Backyard poultry and landless irrigators programmesp. 78
Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service - the treadle pump: Manual irrigation for small farmers in Bangladeshp. 83
CARE's LIFT project: Sustainable techniques for vegetable productionp. 87
NGO-Government Interaction in India
Overviewp. 91
Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN): An NGO de-mystifies and scales down technologyp. 102
Action for World Solidarity and integrated pest management of the red-headed hairy caterpillarp. 110
3Ramakrishna Mission: Research, extension and training in a farming systems contextp. 115
The Aga Khan Rural Support Project (AKRSP): Influencing wasteland development policyp. 123
The Aga Khan Rural Support Project (AKRSP): Participatory approaches to agricultural trainingp. 130
Bharatiya Agro-Industries Foundation (BAIF): Research programmes in livestock production, health and nutritionp. 136
Greenwork at Auroville: From survival to inter-institutional collaborationp. 145
Mysore Relief and Development Agency (MYRADA): Participatory rural appraisal and participatory learning methodsp. 152
NGO links with the Karnataka State Watershed Development Cell: MYRADA and the PIDOW projectp. 160
Are NGOs more cost-effective than government in livestock service delivery? A study of artificial insemination in Indiap. 169
Government initiatives to collaborate with NGOs in Indiap. 174
NGO-Government Interaction in Nepal
Overviewp. 189
An overview of NGOs agricultural activities in Nepalp. 200
Major agroforestry activities of NGOs in Nepalp. 203
Nepal Agroforestry Foundation (NAF): Nurseries, training, demonstrations and networkingp. 210
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NGOs in environmental planning in Nepalp. 214
United Mission to Nepal's involvement in forestry activities with special reference to the Nepal Coppice Reforestation Programmep. 219
NGO-Government Interaction in the Philippines
Overviewp. 227
The Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Centre's Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) research and extension in the Philippinesp. 240
The International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR): Developing an agroforestry kitp. 244
Mag-uugmad Foundation's (MFI) experience of upland technology development in the Philippines: Soil and water conservation strategiesp. 248
The Philippines Department of Agriculture's NGO outreach deskp. 254
The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau's (ERDB) integrated livestock programme: Working with people's organizations in the Philippinesp. 259
The Philippines Debt-for-Nature Swap Programmep. 265
NGO-Government Interaction in Indonesia and Thailand
Indonesia overviewp. 273
Thailand overviewp. 275
Indonesia's Institute for Social and Economic Research, Education and Information's (LP3ES) work with small-scale irrigation systemsp. 280
NGO-government collaboration in rice-fish culture in north-east Thailandp. 285
The Appropriate Technology Association (ATA): Promoting rice-fish farming and biological pesticidesp. 289
'Roles' in NGO-Government Relationships: A Synthesis from the Case Studies
NGO-GO interactions and rolesp. 301
Interactions falling below expectationsp. 315
Policy Implications: Reconciling Diversity with Generalization
Diversity and generalizationp. 325
The Scope for closer NGO-GO linksp. 330
Implicationsp. 335
Future prospectsp. 341
Referencesp. 345
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780415088480
ISBN-10: 0415088488
Series: Non-Governmental Organizations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 2nd September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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