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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

Addressing the research–development disconnect: lessons from East and Central African Highlands

A growing concern about the limited impact of agricultural research and development on natural-resources management (NRM) and livelihoods in the highlands of East and Central Africa led to the establishment in 1995 of the African Highlands Initiative, w ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-09 11:46

Reconstruction in El Salvador: the social relations of community self-build

When the civil war in El Salvador ended in 1992, the Spanish government put forward money for a resettlement project (the ASPA project) which was designed and implemented by a Northern NGO for which the author worked as a construction adviser. The project ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:57

Playing with fire: power, participation, and communication for development

Communication and its role in development and social change is still poorly understood and supported by large development players, despite decades of innovative practice and positive outcomes. Gaps between discourse and action, outdated evaluation metho ...

Abstract - anna - 2009-10-01 15:28

Small-scale social-environmental enterprises in the green economy: supporting grassroots innovation

To achieve a top-to-bottom growth of the “green economy”, incentives and enablers need to be identified for those micro enterprises working at the grassroots level. A three-year study of 1,300 social and environmental enterprises in developi ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2014-07-04 14:38

Electronic information: promise and peril

With reference to a recent visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh, the author gives his personal view on the spread of IT technology that accompanies globalisation. He comments particularly on the communication potential of the Internet and email, and the tendency of ...

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

The Power Guide: An International Catalogue of Small-Scale Energy Equipment

Author:  Hulscher, Wim and Peter Fraenkel Issue:  ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-10 07:46