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Cover for Improved livelihoods - a case study from Asian Paints Limited.

Asian Paints Limited and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) collaborated to improve rural livelihoods through integrated watershed development programme. Six villages in Patancheru mandal of Medak district, Telangana, India covering an area of 7143 ha were...

Author(s)
Patil, M. D.; Wani, S. P.; Garg, K. K.; Rajesh Nune
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Learnings and a way forward.

ICRISAT has been working with corporations since 2002 and subsequently a number of corporations and public-sector companies in India have come forward to help take science to the doorstep of the farmers through science-led development. This chapter summarizes a number of lessons from this corporate ...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of land reform in rural development: promoting productivity or democracy?

This chapter uses the recent case of land reform in Scotland (in which large private estates are being transferred to community ownership) to reconsider the role of land reform in rural development and, more broadly, the role of property rights. In contrast to reforms that redistribute land (or...

Author(s)
Hoffman, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Revitalizing rural communities in Costa Rica through sustainable tourism.

The purpose of this chapter is to present Costa Rica as a model of sustainable tourism development that successfully supports the wellbeing of remote rural communities. The shifts in awareness that led Costa Rica to value and conserve its natural resources are thus discussed, as well as the...

Author(s)
Heyne, L. A.; Camacho, J. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391315)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Religious pilgrimage routes and trails as driving forces for sustainable local development.

This chapter analyses religious itineraries and pilgrimage routes as 'glocal' phenomena, characterized that is by a natural interface between the local and the global. It describes them as a driver of sustainable development above all in rural and/or marginal areas. After a short discussion of the...

Author(s)
Trono, A.; Castronuovo, V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390271)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Capacity building for sustainable development.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of how to build capacity in tackling many sustainable development problems in Africa. The book's approach is both theoretical and applied. It offers methods of operationalizing sustainable development and sustainability theories and explores capacity...

Author(s)
James, V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Capacity building for rural development in Nigeria: the case of rural road networks.

This chapter analyses the impact of rural road networks on: (i) employment or labour absorption; and (ii) household income or output in rural areas of Nigeria. It also articulates a framework for capacity building for sustainable rural development in Nigeria. In this framework, the main strategies...

Author(s)
Titilola, S. T.; James, V. U.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Digital technologies for agricultural and rural development in the global south.

The aim of this book is to share research and practice on current trends in digital technology for agricultural and rural development in the Global South: specifically to bring together the perspectives of academic researchers from diverse disciplines with those of practitioners with experience in...

Author(s)
Duncombe, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards alternate theories of change for M4ARD.

This chapter explores alternative theories of change for mobile technologies for agriculture and rural development. It critically examines two theories of change (the 'market efficiency' and 'knowledge dissemination' theories) and highlights some of the challenges they have faced in practice. In...

Author(s)
Kendall, L.; Dearden, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mobile for agriculture (m4Agric) services: evidence from East Africa.

This chapter suggests that the role of mobile-phone-led services for agricultural and rural development needs to be viewed in an enabling context that highlights both systemic and organizational change. The chapter tracks the evolution of a mobile-phone-led service (m-Farm) from East Africa. It is...

Author(s)
Duncombe, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter

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