Reasons for Hope: Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1997-05-09
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner

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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 Hopetells 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.

Table of Contents

Instructive Engagements in Rural Developmentp. 1
The Grameen Bank Story: Rural Credit in Bangladeshp. 9
The Orangi Pilot Project: Uplifting a Periurban Settlement near Karachi, Pakistanp. 25
The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee: How BRAC Learned to Meet Rural People's Needs Through Local Actionp. 41
SANASA: The Savings and Credit Cooperative Movement in Sri Lankap. 57
Six-S: Building upon Traditional Social Organizations in Francophone West Africap. 75
DESEC: Thirty Years of Community Organization in Boliviap. 91
The AMUL Dairy Cooperatives: Putting the Means of Development into the Hands of Small Producers in Indiap. 105
Plan Puebla: An Agricultural Development Program for Low-Income Farmers in Mexicop. 120
Farmer-To-Farmer Experimentation and Extension: Integrated Rural Development for Smallholders in Guatemalap. 137
The National Irrigation Administration's Participatory Irrigation Management Program in the Philippinesp. 153
Farmer Organization in Gal Oya: Improving Irrigation Management in Sri Lankap. 166
Integrated Crop Pest Management with Farmer Participation in Indonesiap. 184
The Population and Community Development Association in Thailandp. 203
The Iringa Nutrition Project: Child Survival and Development in Tanzaniap. 216
The Self-Help Rural Water Supply Program in Malawip. 228
A Haitian Peasant Tree Chronicle: Adaptive Evolution and Institutional Intrusionp. 241
Participatory Watershed Development and Soil Conservation in Rajasthan, Indiap. 255
The CAMPFIRE Program: Community-Based Wildlife Resource Management in Zimbabwep. 273
Reasons for Hopep. 289
Referencesp. 299
About the Contributorsp. 305
Indexp. 313
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