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Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for gender and development

This article discusses the burgeoning field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with a particular focus on the opportunities for its application as part of the international women and development agenda. We discuss recent theoretical developments i ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:45

Indigenous floating cultivation: a sustainable agricultural practice in the wetlands of Bangladesh

Floating-bed cultivation has proved a successful means to produce agricultural crops in different wetland areas of the world. In freshwater lakes and wetlands, vegetables, flowers and seedlings are grown in Bangladesh using this floating cultivation techn ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:03

The impact of agricultural research: evidence from West Africa

Can agricultural research help to enlist smallholders and their resources for global food security? The Convergence of Sciences (CoS) research programme in Benin and Ghana (2002–2006) tested the impact of technology development, using a pathway fo ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-09 11:25

Small and medium-sized enterprise and the development of local technology

The author argues that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), rather than NGOs, are the most cost-effective and efficient ways of developing and distributing new technology to end users (the poor). ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:55

Participatory content creation: voice, communication, and development

This article uses the example of a mobile mixed-media platform – a converted three-wheeled auto-rickshaw – in Sri Lanka in order to explore whether and how content-creation activities can enable marginalised communities to have a voice. It d ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 12:41

Participatory communication for development in practice: the case of community media

Since it emerged, the field of communication for development has undergone a constant process of redefinition. Since the 1990s, the importance of participation in social and communicative processes has been stressed, and studies carried out during those ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2013-08-14 14:42

The use of donkeys in the central highlands of Mexico: a gender perspective

A historical study of migratory patterns in central Mexico shows that rural communities have seen shifts in population ratios as well as in the type of activities and responsibilities undertaken by men and women. This has also affected women's use of live ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:01

New communication technologies in tropical African development

Author:  Komia Domatob, Jerry, William A. Ausmus, and John M. Butler Issue:& ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-10 08:00

Crop diversity and livelihood security in the Andes

Andean farmers have traditionally adapted and selected varieties of quinoa and potatoes to reduce their vulnerability to a range of environmental risks. Data suggest that this strategy is being undermined. Market pressures, particularly the requirements f ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:45

What price agricultural productivity? pesticides and the health of sugar farmers in Fiji:

Many farmers in less developed countries (LDCs) lack comprehensive information detailing the acute and chronic health impacts of pesticide use. Even at low levels, the use of pesticides can have significant chronic health implications. The results of rese ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:07