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Non-Governmental Organizations and the State in Latin America : Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development - Anthony Bebbington

Non-Governmental Organizations and the State in Latin America

Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development

By: Anthony Bebbington (Editor), Graham Thiele (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th June 2005
ISBN: 9780415088466
Number Of Pages: 324

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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 Latin America. 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 "A wonderful piece of research and an outstanding contribution to a very important theme . . . [The authors] have placed themselves squarely at the center of the debate on how to define a new post-debt strategy for Latin America that integrates growth, equity, sustainability and democracy. They offer both a first class analysis . . . and a set of highly concrete recommendations . . . that will be invaluable to teachers, practitioners and donors in rural development and agricultural technology." -Alain de Janvry, University of California at Berkeley

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Introductionp. 1
Democratizing Agricultural Development? Concepts for Analysing NGOs, the State and Agricultural Development in Latin Americap. 13
NGOs, the State and Rural Development: Changes in Sociopolitical Context Since the 1960sp. 30
From Modernization to a New Technological Agenda: Campesinos and Technological Change in Latin Americap. 60
Institutions for the New Technological Agenda: NGOs and NARSp. 74
Institutional Changes in the Latin American ATS: Creating Room for Manoeuvre in NGO-NARS Collaboration?p. 114
Making NGO-NARS Relations Work: The Evidence on Linkage Mechanismsp. 146
NGOs, the State and Agriculture in Central Americap. 178
Conclusions: Rethinking Roles for NGOs and the State: Challenges of a New Agenda for Agricultural Developmentp. 199
Annex 1: Case Studies Commissioned During the Researchp. 215
Annex 2: Case-Study Profilesp. 218
Annex 3: Various Development Indicators: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Perup. 261
Referencesp. 264
Indexp. 278
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ISBN: 9780415088466
ISBN-10: 0415088461
Series: Non-Governmental Organizati
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 16th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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