Sharing Power. A global guide to collaborative management of natural resources

Title Sharing Power. A global guide to collaborative management of natural resources
Contributor International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Author Ashish Kothari, Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend, M. Taghi Farvar, Michel Pimbert, Yves Renard
Content The collaborative or ‘co-management’ of natural resources – whether between states and local communities or amongst and within communities themselves – is a process of collective understanding and actions by local communities and other social actors. The process brings about negotiated agreements on management roles, rights and responsibilities, making explicit the conditions and institutions of sound decentralized governance. At heart, co-management is about sharing power.
Type of initiative Guide, Manual
Year Published 2007
Language English
Link http://pubs.iied.org/14557IIED.html

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The process of Agroecology Transition – A case study from Southern Brazil

Title The process of Agroecology Transition – A case study from Southern Brazil
Contributor Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Author LIFE faculty, Swedish and Danish Horticultural program – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Swedish and Danish Horticultural program – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the University of Copenhagen, Swedish and Danish Horticultural program at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen, Weronika Swiergiel
Content A participatory case study together with the Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Cetap (Centro de Tecnologias Alternativas Populares) in Brazil and farmers with the objective to describe and evaluate the process of agroecological transition with the aim of improving it. An important conclusion of the study is that agroecology is an approach and a process instead of a steady, defined state.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language English
South America BRAZIL
Link http://tinyurl.com/cclwk67

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Agricultura sostenible: Ideas básicas y experiencias

Title Agricultura sostenible: Ideas básicas y experiencias
Contributor ETC Andes, ILEIA
Author ETC Andes, ILEIA
Content This little book is a example of a new understanding of agriculture and its role as an activity ecologically, economically and socially viable for rural producers. It is also an anthology that selects and synthesizes articles published in LEISA Magazine, which are always concrete experiences from the field.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language Español
South America PERU
Link http://tinyurl.com/7fzzc35

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The impact of Compost use on Crop Yelds in Tigray, Ethiopia (2000-2006)

Title The impact of Compost use on Crop Yelds in Tigray, Ethiopia (2000-2006)
Contributor Third World Network
Author Arefayn Asmelash, Hailu Araya, Sue Edwards, Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziaber
Content The benefits deriving from the use of compost, including restoration of soil fertility, are well illustrated in this assessement. As a result of this successful approach is that between 2003 and 2006 grain yield for the region almost doubled from 714 to 1,354 thousand tonnes.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end10.pdf

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Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Title Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Contributor Third World Network
Author Hira Jhamtani
Content This paper describes key principles and approaches of sustainable agriculture, particularly at local community level, as a key alternative to GM crops and industrial agriculture systems. This is followed by an account of the successes of sustainable agri-culture practices in some parts of developing countries, illustrated by three case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end05.pdf

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