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Resilient Family Farm

By Gaye Burpee
ISBN: 9781853395925
This book includes development successes and failures, shares observations and lessons from the field, clarifies the challenges and realities of rural development work and provides guidance for donors and practitioners who understand that the complexities of smallholder farm life demand complete, rather than partial, responses and support.
£17.95

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  • Synopsis
    The Resilient Family Farm is an interdisciplinary primer written for those who are involved in or who support rural development. Part I highlights the economic and ecological realities of the small family farm, while Part II examines the role of the development organization in supporting farm families who cope with these economic and environmental realities. In simple, straightforward language with photographs and illustrations, The Resilient Family Farm includes examples of development successes and failures, shares observations and lessons from the field, clarifies the challenges and realities of rural development work and provides guidance for donors and practitioners who understand that the rich inter-connectedness and complexities of smallholder farm life demand complete, rather than partial, responses and support. This is a clearly written, well illustrated, interdisciplinary book and makes an excellent practical primer, ideal for those going into the field for the first time. Gaye Burpee is Director of the Technical Services Unit at Catholic Relief Services. Kim Wilson is Senior Advisor for Microfinance, South Asia region, of Catholic Relief Services
  • Endorsements
    The Resilient Family Farm brings insight into and understanding of the problems, the complexities and
    the opportunities faced by the millions of small, disadvantaged farmers in developing countries. ...The
    book is a delightful and informative read, based on actual cases and sound scientific approaches.
    Richard R Harwood, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
    The synergy between agriculture and natural resources on the one hand and
    production–processing–marketing on the other has been brought out clearly and convincingly. This
    book will help farmers, extension workers and policy makers to design food security systems based on
    physical, economic, ecological and social access to food for all and forever.
    M S Swaminathan
    The book will appeal to a wide readership amongst those seeking to become engaged or actively
    involved in grassroots activity to reduce rural poverty ... [it] makes relevant links to dilemmas that are
    difficult to resolve and policies that have been demonstrated to help.
    Professor Frank Ellis, Director, Overseas Development Group, University of East Anglia
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Gaye Burpee
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 192
    Format Paperback / softback
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