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Pro-poor values in agricultural research management: PETRRA experiences in practice

PETRRA was an agricultural research-management project which used a values-based approach in project design, planning, and implementation. Through an experiential learning process, agricultural research and development (R&D) institutes, NGOs, private agen ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:00

Does fair trade make a difference? The case of small coffee producers in Nicaragua

Fair trade represents an innovative approach to make the rules of global trade work for disadvantaged producers in the South and for sustainable development. But who are the real beneficiaries of fair trade? Has fair trade resulted in any discernible impr ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:50

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

Alternative microfinance institutions and vulnerability

The author argues, using the example of microfinance institutions, that it is essential to build genuinely solid and alternative institutions if development is to take its direction from the poor and vulnerable. He sets out his view of the characteristics ...

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

Development, racism, and discrimination in the Dominican Republic

From an analysis of recent empirical research in the Dominican Republic, this article addresses the ways in which racism underpins elements of governance and explores organisational and individual responses to racialised discrimination initiated by the st ...

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

Women's involvement in small-scale aquaculture in Northeast Thailand

In Northeast Thailand, women are heavily involved in small-scale aquaculture. However, as aquaculture becomes more intensive, women are in charge of less. Women's decision-making power in aquaculture and in the household is stronger when women have greate ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:10

The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka

Author:  Kabeer, Naila Publisher:  London: Verso, 2002, ISBN: 1 85984 206 2, 320 ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:49

Income Generation Schemes For The Urban Poor

Author:  Hurley, Donnacadh Issue:  Volume 1, N ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-05 18:22

The links between food security and seed security: facts and fiction that guide response

The food price crisis has led to assumptions that food price rises are due to inadequate food production, and that such food insecurity is linked to seed insecurity. Hence, in response to high food prices, seed resources worth hundreds of millions of US ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-15 15:01

The banking sector intervention in the microfinance world: a study of bankers' perception and outreach to rural microfinance in India with special reference to the state of Punjab

Microfinance has been evolving as an indispensable tool of poverty eradication and rural improvement. At present, almost all the commercial banks have delved into the microfinance foray and offer various lucrative schemes designed for the rural poor, sp ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-08-16 09:17