Non-Governmental Organizations and the State in Africa: Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development

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This book presents 20 specially commissioned case studies of farmer participatory approaches to agricultural innovation initiated by non-governmental organizations in Africa.
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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and glossary
1 Introduction 1
2 Zimbabwe: Country overview 15
3 Government experience of collaboration with NGOs in agricultural research and extension 26
4 Forestry commission links with NGOs in rural afforestation 38
5 Silveira House: Promoting the use of hybrid seed (1968-83) 50
6 ENDA-Zimbabwe and community research 67
7 The Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress and grassroots development 77
8 Kenya: Country overview 87
9 Agricultural activities of government and NGOs in Siaya District 100
10 NGO involvement in agricultural activities in Machakos District 111
11 Development of participatory approaches for promoting agroforestry: Collaboration between the Mazingira Institute, ICRAF, CARE-Kenya, KEFRI and the Forestry Department (1980-91) 118
12 Government experiences of collaboration with NGOs in rural afforestation 136
13 Kenya Energy and Environment Organisation (1981-90) 145
14 Zambia: Country overview 161
15 The contribution to agricultural technology development of the Gwembe Valley Agricultural Mission (1985-90) 174
16 Ghana: Country overview 183
17 The Association of Church Development Projects (ACDEP) in Northern Ghana 195
18 Langbensi Agricultural Station: Experiences of agricultural research 202
19 The Gambia: Country overview 213
20 Case study of the Farmer Innovation and Technology Testing Programme in The Gambia 225
21 Catholic Relief Services in The Gambia: Evolution from agricultural research to community-based experimentation 239
22 Senegal: Country overview 253
23 Rodale Institute/Rodale International/CRAR Senegal 264
24 The Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA) and the Fatick Region Farmers' Association (ARAF) 270
25 Conclusions 283
Bibliography 304
Index 316
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