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Good Practices and Innovative Experiences in the South, Volume 3: Citizen Initatives in Social Services, Popular Education & Human Rights

Series: Good Practices and Innovative Experiences in the South Series Volume: 3

Edited By: Martin Khor and Lim Li Lin

260 pages, Tabs

Zed Books

Paperback | Apr 2002 | #130416 | ISBN: 1842771337
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About this book

This is part of a three-volume collection which provides information on innovative development projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa that have actually worked. The 50 cases presented illustrate a wide spectrum of economic and environmental policy and practice, including community-based sustainable livlihood projects; social policy, the utilization of indigenous and traditional knowledge, appropriate technology experiences; social service delivery and education organizations and experiments. The practical aim is to encourage the spread of best practice. The common principles include respect for local cultures and knowledge; harmony with the natural world; quality outcomes of real benefit to local communities and countries; and equity and involvement.


Part 1 Economic Policies and Management: CPF mobilizing domestic savings for development; regulation of foreign capital flows in Chile; SAPRI - organizing civil society to review structural adjustment policies. Part 2 Environmental policies and management: capacity development in plant sciences in Ethiopia; India's policy for protecting the coastal environment for sustainable use; the conservation strategy of Ethiopia project. Part 3 Community-based sustainable livelihoods: water-efficient sugarcane farming; small-scale textile production using natural dyes; sustainable rice production by indigenous women; community statutes on sustainable rural development; the Irula tribal snake venom extraction cooperative; handmade paper from rags and trash. Part 4 Environmentallysound practices and techniques: Nayakrishi Andolan - a community-based system of organic farming; Auroville - wasteland reclamation through rehabilitation of eroded soil; SIBAT - training farmers to regain traditional seeds; agrobiodiversity and coping with variability in weather and soils; raising of earthworms (vermitech) for environmetally-sound uses.

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