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

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Notes on contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Ch. 1 Introduction
Background 3
Objectives of the study 9
Study methodology 13
The search for a conceptual framework 16
Definitions 19
Structure of the book 25
Ch. 2 The Political Economy of State-NGO Relations
The diversity of the political and economic contexts 29
Government and NGO comparative advantages: illustrations and lessons 35
Ch. 3 NGO-Government Interaction in Bangladesh
Overview 47
Proshika's livestock and social forestry programmes 59
The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Collaborative trials, soybean research and securing the adoption of appropriate varieties 66
Friends in Village Development, Bangladesh (FIVDB): Improved duck-rearing practices 74
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC): Backyard poultry and landless irrigators programmes 78
Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service - the treadle pump: Manual irrigation for small farmers in Bangladesh 83
CARE's LIFT project: Sustainable techniques for vegetable production 87
Ch. 4 NGO-Government Interaction in India
Overview 91
Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN): An NGO de-mystifies and scales down technology 102
Action for World Solidarity and integrated pest management of the red-headed hairy caterpillar 110
3Ramakrishna Mission: Research, extension and training in a farming systems context 115
The Aga Khan Rural Support Project (AKRSP): Influencing wasteland development policy 123
The Aga Khan Rural Support Project (AKRSP): Participatory approaches to agricultural training 130
Bharatiya Agro-Industries Foundation (BAIF): Research programmes in livestock production, health and nutrition 136
Greenwork at Auroville: From survival to inter-institutional collaboration 145
Mysore Relief and Development Agency (MYRADA): Participatory rural appraisal and participatory learning methods 152
NGO links with the Karnataka State Watershed Development Cell: MYRADA and the PIDOW project 160
Are NGOs more cost-effective than government in livestock service delivery? A study of artificial insemination in India 169
Government initiatives to collaborate with NGOs in India 174
Ch. 5 NGO-Government Interaction in Nepal
Overview 189
An overview of NGOs agricultural activities in Nepal 200
Major agroforestry activities of NGOs in Nepal 203
Nepal Agroforestry Foundation (NAF): Nurseries, training, demonstrations and networking 210
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NGOs in environmental planning in Nepal 214
United Mission to Nepal's involvement in forestry activities with special reference to the Nepal Coppice Reforestation Programme 219
Ch. 6 NGO-Government Interaction in the Philippines
Overview 227
The Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Centre's Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) research and extension in the Philippines 240
The International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR): Developing an agroforestry kit 244
Mag-uugmad Foundation's (MFI) experience of upland technology development in the Philippines: Soil and water conservation strategies 248
The Philippines Department of Agriculture's NGO outreach desk 254
The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau's (ERDB) integrated livestock programme: Working with people's organizations in the Philippines 259
The Philippines Debt-for-Nature Swap Programme 265
Ch. 7 NGO-Government Interaction in Indonesia and Thailand
Indonesia overview 273
Thailand overview 275
Indonesia's Institute for Social and Economic Research, Education and Information's (LP3ES) work with small-scale irrigation systems 280
NGO-government collaboration in rice-fish culture in north-east Thailand 285
The Appropriate Technology Association (ATA): Promoting rice-fish farming and biological pesticides 289
Ch. 8 'Roles' in NGO-Government Relationships: A Synthesis from the Case Studies
NGO-GO interactions and roles 301
Interactions falling below expectations 315
Ch. 9 Policy Implications: Reconciling Diversity with Generalization
Diversity and generalization 325
The Scope for closer NGO-GO links 330
Implications 335
Future prospects 341
References 345
Index 355
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