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    Enhancing rural Livelihoods through Participatory Watershed Development in India

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1998
    India is remarkable not only in the scale of its wastelands, and in the volume of government funds committed to reversing degradation, but especially in the attempt to link environmental improvement and poverty reduction.
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    Irrigation Sector Guide: Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis Programme, FAO

    Finance and Development, IMF, 1998
    Purpose of the guide is to support participatory planning of irrigation schemes and the integration of socioeconomic and gender issues in the planning process. The ultimate aim is to improve irrigation scheme performance, while strengthening the position of rural women and disadvantaged groups.
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    Approaches to sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor

    Overseas Development Institute, 1998
    This article outlines some of the features of the 'livelihoods approach' to development, and why these are likely to be more successful in reducing poverty than previous approaches over the past five decades.
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    Rural livelihood diversity in developing countries: evidence and policy implications

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999
    Examines livelihood diversification as a survival strategy of rural households in developing countries. Although still of central importance, farming on its own is increasingly unable to provide a sufficient means of survival in rural areas.
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    Aquaculture, poverty impacts and livelihoods

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000
    Aquaculture is often viewed narrowly as intensive culture of salmon and shrimp to provide high value products for luxury markets and is often associated with environmental degradation. The promotion of aquaculture for rural development has had a poor record in many developing countries, especially in Africa.
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    Organic agriculture and sustainable rural Livelihoods in developing countries

    Ethical Trade and Natural Resources Programme, NRI, 1998
    Examines the contribution ethical trade initiatives can make towards the goal of sustainable rural livelihoods.
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    Sustaining livelihoods on Mongolia's pastoral commons

    International Association for the Study of Common Property, 2000
    Under the socialist regime that prevailed until the start of the 1990s, Mongolia made great progress in improving human development indicators, and poverty was virtually unknown.
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    Concept note. Reinforcement of pastoral civil society in East Africa: a programme of capacity building and participatory action-research

    Drylands Programme, IIED, 2001
    This concept note explores initiatives aiming at supporting pastoral civil society in East Africa.The goals of the initiative include:create conditions such that pastoral groups can play a more effective and visible role in the design and implementation of policies to improve their livelihoodscreation of a vibrant, accountable and effective pastoral civil society movement capable of
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    Field Handbook: Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis Programme, FAO

    Socioeconomic And Gender Analysis Programme, FAO, 1998
    The Field Level Handbookis written for field workers: extensionists, government and non-government field workers, private- and public-sector development consultants, community organisers and leaders of local groups and institutions.Handbook assists these agents who work directly with local communities in the participatory identification of the needs and priorities of local men and women , using th
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    A development co-operation manual for non-governmental organisations [for partnerships between NGOs and Finland's development agency]

    Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for International Development Cooperation / FINNIDA, 2005
    Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play an important role in Finnish Development Co-operation. NGOs provide Finnish citizens with a platform to actively co-operate with southern hemisphere organisations and develop people-to-people networks. This manual aims to give clear guidelines on how to apply for NGO support from Finland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs.