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Supporting Small-scale Farmers and Rural Organisations: Learning from Experiences in West Africa

A Handbook for Development Operators and Local Managers

by Marie-Rose Mercoiret (editor), Sylvain Perret (editor)
Collection: Hors Collection
january 2003
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This handbook elucidates approaches and methodologies that proved to be successful in West Africa. While tackling far-reaching issues, the focus remains on empowering the small-scale farmer at local level. Procedures for efficient planning and the necessary tools for training farmers are included. This book is accessible to the lay person and all interested in rejuvenating small-scale farming methods.

Table of contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9


Part one: Procédures 17

Chapter I. Local planning 19

Chapter II. Diagnosis 3 9

Chapter III. On-farm expérimentation 6 9

Chapter IV Monitoring and évaluation 91


Part two: The Tools 115

Chapter V Training of farmers 117

Chapter VI. The farmers' organisation 141

Chapter VII. Contacts between role-players 161


Part three: The Fields of Intervention 179

ChapterVIII. Extension services and farm management advice 181

Chapter EX. Natural resources management 20 5

Chapter X. Product management 22 5

Chapter XI. Management of collective assets and facilities 24 3

Chapter XII. Financing local development 271

ChapterXÏÏI. Women and development 291

ChapterXTV The non-agricultural sector 307


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Language(s): English

Publisher: Cirad

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Hors Collection

Published: 1 january 2003

Reference Book: CI908

Reference eBook [ePub]: CI908EPB

Reference eBook [PDF]: CI908NUM

EAN13 Book: 9782876145054

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759215348

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759207879

Interior: Two-colour

Format (in mm) Book: 160 x 240

Pages count Book: 320

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 320

Weight (in grammes): 510

Size: 7.27 MB (ePub), 39.6 MB (PDF)


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