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Cover for People, power and communities.

This book chapter seeks to: (i) explore 'the community' as a vital context for health promotion; (ii) explore different meanings of community participation, engagement, community involvement and community development; (iii) discuss the importance of social capital; (iv) explore the role of lay...

Author(s)
Warwick-Booth, L.; Foster, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245332)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The use of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) to support organic food systems in Africa.

The theory of participatory action research recommends finding tools for community participation in analysis of the situation and development of community programmes. Two case studies, from KwaZulu-Natal and from Philippi near Cape Town, are examined. Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban agriculture: challenges and opportunities in urban water management and planning.

Africa is urbanizing rapidly, and many unemployed or poor people are trying to produce food in urban and peri-urban areas. Many local authorities see this as high-risk food production, mainly because of the risk of use of contaminated water. However, with good planning, urban gardens can supply...

Author(s)
Wesselow, M.; Kifunda, C.; Auerbach, R.; Siebenhüner, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Involving the communities and civil society.

This chapter describes how the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh is involving and empowering the char communities in different ways to continue the development of their area. The roles of local government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and field-level...

Author(s)
Haider, N.; Jenkins, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Local communities in and around World Heritage Sites.

The first part of this chapter looks at how the concepts of local communities and local people are defined as well as the role of tourism as a community development tool. The next section examines local people's attitudes towards tourism or changes initiated or facilitated by tourism in World...

Author(s)
Jimura, T.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392688)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Empowerment of women and sustainable development in the 20th century: the Yoruba women example.

This chapter examines empowerment and sustainability through Yoruba women's professional pursuits in Nigeria. It analyses the manifestation of empowerment indices in the lives of women in education, health, business and other sectors. The impact and roles of women's professional pursuits to the...

Author(s)
Oladejo, M. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Glocal networking for gender equality and sustainable livelihoods.

Applying a feminist political ecology framework, this chapter presents evidence of glocal networking among rural women from case studies in rural India, Tanzania and Italy. The three cases look at: gender and sustainable livelihoods in rural India; women mobilizing for sustainable community...

Author(s)
Harcourt, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Community gardens as urban social-ecological refuges in the Global North.

This chapter uses the lens of social-ecological resilience to understand community gardens in three very different locations, and how they may represent the rapidly growing community garden movement in different urban contexts in the Global North. The first case focuses on the burgeoning community...

Author(s)
Chan, J.; DuBois, B. B.; Nemec, K. T.; Francis, C. A.; Hoagland, K. D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter

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