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Reaching the marginalised? Gender value chains and ethical trade in African horticulture

Ethical trade, through codes of practice, forms an important part of the value chains for horticultural products sourced from Africa by major European buyers. This paper explores the relationship between value chains in the horticultural sector, the emplo ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:40

NGOs and income-generation projects: some further thoughts

The author discusses Alan Gibson's article of the same name (Development in Practice 3(3)). Nyamugasira expands on Gibson's discussion (limited, according to the author) of the problems faced by practitioners forced to balance the adoption of more busines ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:39

South African NGOs and the trials of transition

The post-election period in South Africa has been marked by trials for the NGO sector, in spite of its pivotal role in the anti-apartheid struggle. The article explores certain developments within the NGO sector, and between the NGOs and the government, t ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:38

`Linking' and `Empowering': key concepts for intervention following war and disaster

Civil violence affects people as individuals, small groups (for example families), communities and society as a whole. Attempts to help the victims of violence, displacement, and trauma, then, must address each of these strata. The author draws on his exp ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:37

Women and family poultry production in rural Africa

The author discusses the importance of rural family poultry (RFP) in Africa as an income generating and/or subsistence asset for families, particularly highlighting the gender dimension of RFP, since women are often the main owners of, and carers for, chi ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:48

Counting the cost of HIV and AIDS to civil-society organisations

HIV threatens the survival of many civil-society organisations (CSOs) in Africa. While we know the range of potential costs to such groups, we lack a detailed picture of the extent of the impact. This article highlights important findings from exploratory ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:36

Violence, Political Culture and Development in Africa

Author:  Kaarsholm, Preben (ed.) Publisher:  Oxford: James Currey, 2006, ISBN: 0 ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-22 07:37

Handing over an operational project to community management in North Darfur Sudan

Author:  Peter Strachan Issue:  Volume 6, Numbe ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:54

Money, power, and donor-NGO partnerships

The term 'partnership' can be considered something of a Trojan Horse, disguising the reality of the complex relationships in imbalances of power and inequality, often expressed through the control of one 'partner' over the other. With particular referen ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2010-05-04 16:37

Social Network Analysis to evaluate organisational networks on sexual health and rights

There are many challenges in evaluating international networks. The use of conventional tools can be difficult and often provides less than useful information. Social Network Analysis offers benefits for network evaluators by allowing for documentation ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-02-07 12:13