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* Eighteen inspirational rural development success stories
* Covers Africa, Asia, and Latin America
In the personal words of international development initiators, Reasons for Hope tells true stories of what can be done to improve the lives of those in rural communities. Read individually for specific guidance, or collectively for cumulative advice on how to promote the most desirable forms of rural development, these stories offer a timely and crucial message concerning the plight of the rural poor.
Instructive Engagements in Rural Development; MULTISECTORAL DEVELOPMENT; 1) The Grameen Bank Story: Rural Credit in Bangladesh; 2) The Orangi Pilot Project: Uplifting a Periurban Settlement near Karachi, Pakistan; 3) The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee: How BRAC Learned to Meet Rural People’s Needs Through Local Action; 4) SANASA: The Savings and Credit Cooperative Movement in Sri Lanka; 5) Six-S: Building upon Traditional Social Organizations in Francophone West Africa; 6) DESEC: Thirty Years of Community Organization in Bolivia; AGRICULTURE-BASED DEVELOPMENT; 7) The AMUL Dairy Cooperatives: Putting the Means of Development into the Hands of Small Producers in India; 8) Plan Puebla: An Agricultural Development Program for Low-Income Farmers in Mexico; 9) Farmer-To-Farmer Experimentation and Extension: Integrated Rural Development for Smallholders in Guatemala; 10) The National Irrigation Administration’s Participatory Irrigation Management Program in the Philippines; 11) Farmer Organization in Gal Oya: Improving Irrigation Management in Sri Lanka; 12) Integrated Crop Pest Management with Farmer; Participation in Indonesia; SOCIAL SERVICES: HEALTH, NUTRITION, FAMILY PLANNING, AND WATER SUPPLY;13) The Population and Community Development Association in Thailand; 14) The Iringa Nutrition Project: Child Survival and Development in Tanzania; 15) The Self-Help Rural Water Supply Program in Malawi; NATURAL RESOURCES: AGROFORESTRY, WATERSHED, AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT; 16) A Haitian Peasant Tree Chronicle: Adaptive Evolution an Institutional Intrusion; 17) Participatory Watershed Development and Soil conservation in Rajasthan, India; 18) The CAMPFIRE Program: Community-Based Wildlife Resource Management in Zimbabwe; 19) Reasons for Hope