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Training Guns at Weak Shoulders/How Not to Bring about Social Change: Hut Construction Programme at Van Village
The note is based on the experience of an IAS officer regarding social change in a hut construction programme in a west Indian district. It brings out issues in organizing change, political-bureaucratic interface; time ...
Monitoring of Rural Projects through People's Participation
The paper provides a review of literature on the subject and illustrates how rural development projects can be monitored through the participation of people.
Food Policy: Some Issues
The note lists the issues to be considered while applying policy options with regard to food prices, procurement, and distribution.
On Organizing Equity: Are Solutions Really the Problem
Ensuring a fair distribution of public resources has been the concern of planners and socially conscious academics for a long time. The limitations of market forces in catering to such needs of people, which at the current ...
Glossary of Select Terms in Agricultural Economic Environment and Policy
Different terms used extensively in agricultural economic environment by students, scientists, and all those engaged in agricultural teaching, research, and extension have been given.
Public Policy for Agriculture and Rural Development: A Framework for Analysis
The note provides a framework for analysing agricultural and rural development policies. Four models are used 4-S to link spatial, seasonal, sectoral, and social aspects of a policy. 3-A to link access, assurance, and ...
Crop, Conservation, Creativity and Collaboration
Participatory plant breeding has attracted lot of attention in the recent past. However, most of the time, farmers’ involvement has been restricted to selections from the material generated by plant breeders as a part of ...
Indigenous Knowledge and Innovations for Managing Resources, Institutions and Technologies Sustainably: A Case of Agriculture, Medicinal Plants and Biotechnology
Communities living close to nature invariably evolve a language to understand and interpret the variations and discontinuities in nature. A flower of new colour, an unusually tall plant, an unseasonal germination or an ...
Development and Diffusion of Technology for Dry Regions: Unlearning the Lessons of Green Revolution
The note describes the process of technology development and diffusion in the agriculture sector. How farmers can be involved in this process is discussed along with examples for institutional design. Specific implication ...